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Man City captain Kompany: Liverpool did not deserve to lose title

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has paid tribute to runners up Liverpool.

City impressively finished the campaign on 98 points, one point ahead of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side but Kompany was sure to applaud them for their efforts after City's 4-1 win over Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

"Back to back…. I think it was the hardest and most satisfying Premier League ever," Kompany said after the game. "Liverpool were exceptional this year – I don't mean to rub it in they did not deserve to lose it today.

"We've played against such a good team. We won at home at the Etihad and until now we've managed to stay ahead."

When asked whether he interested in what was happening at Anfield throughout the game, the City skipper insisted: "I wasn't. I heard the Brighton fans sing '1-0 to the Liverpool' when we conceded. We knew. But we've done it before. We were creating chances, finding the gaps and imposing ourselves.

"Even though the pitch was slow I thought we were magnificent. It's a combination – the players, the staff, we have such a desire to overachieve and because we have such a good team overachieving is difficult.

"We're looking forward to the FA Cup now. We're thinking about the next game on Saturday. We all chipped in this season. You talk about the goal – I'm thinking about how many clean sheets we achieved.

"We conceded a set piece today because we are probably the smallest team in the league but I'm so proud. We had to do the work defensively."

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