Bayer Leverkusen Perfectly Sum Up The Liverpool Double Points Table
Liverpool lost the title race to Manchester City fair and square but somehow the conversation about the title rages on thanks to a 'controversial' tweet and now Bayer Leverkusen have responded in perfect fashion.
The table never lies. One of football's great cliches but it tends to be absolutely right because over 38 games and nine months, or however long your league goes, teams usually end up exactly where they belong when it finishes.
Whilst Brighton tried their hardest to be one of the worst three sides in England's top tier in the second half of the season their form early on was enough to save them from the drop, so no one can argue Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff deserved to drop out.
And at the top Liverpool were bloody good but they weren't quite good enough to overthrow the relentless brilliance of Manchester City.
Some fans wanted a trophy for second but there was more laughter amongst neutral fans when a table showed the Reds would have won the league if goals outside the area counted double.
Oh how we laughed and Bayer Leverkusen have summed up just how ridiculous the whole thing was with a brilliant reply, who says the Germans aren't funny:
We would've won the 2018-19 Premier League title if our points were worth double in England https://t.co/TLruLlRnjB- Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) May 17, 2019
Leverkusen go into the last day of the Bundesliga season on Saturday in fifth place but still with a chance of finishing in the top four and qualifying for next season's Champions League.
They have to better Monchengladbach's result when they take on Hertha, with the side currently in fourth taking on title chasing Borussia Dortmund.
If they fail though Leverkusen are hoping the Premier League hand them their own fourth spot after a battle where it seemed none of the teams fighting for it actually wanted the place:
Maybe they'll give us their fourth UCL spot since no one else wants it- Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) May 17, 2019
The Reds genuinely had a brilliant season and they made City have to be as good and clinical as Pep Guardiola's side were, unfortunately, not that it's their fault, tables like the one on Friday rather cheapen their season.
Not that Jurgen Klopp and the fans will mind at all if they are successful in the Champions League final against Spurs on June 1st.