Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has come out with an apology to the fans after his team failed to win the league title. Liverpool came very close to winning the league title, which would be their first since 1990. However, a defeat against Chelsea and a 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace effectively ended their hopes of a title. It was confirmed after Manchester city lifted the crown following a 2-0 win over West Ham. Liverpool went into the final match of the season against Newcastle with only a slim hope of winning the title. It soon went away after the news came through that Nasri had scored for City.
Some Liverpool players have taken consolation with the fact that they have managed to finish second in the table. This position also means that they will go straight into the Champions League group stages. This was the mission of this team at the start of the season. They had finished in seventh and eighth places in the last two campaigns. This was the closest the club had come to winning the first league title in 24 years. They finished second in the 2008-09 season, but the title race was over several matches before the end of the season in that instance.
Sturridge finished the season as the second-highest scorer in the division.
"I know we set the target of reaching the Champions League but I can't stand here and say I'm happy. I am gutted. I know we've gone from seventh to second but I am never happy coming second no matter what I'm playing, whether it's table tennis, cricket or whatever, I don't like losing. I'll do everything in my power, just like my team-mates will, to try to ensure we do that for them next season,” said the England international.