It didn’t work out that way, however, as Pep Guardiola’s superb side made it back-to-back titles after a 4-1 victory at the Amex.
Once the final whistle had been blown, Jurgen Klopp and his players returned for a lap appreciation following a stunning effort in the league, culminating in a club record tally of 97 points.
The footage taken inside Anfield is the perfect pick-me-up after failing to clinch the title, as this fantastic group of individuals were lauded by the masses, surrounded by their family members.
Led out by captain Jordan Henderson, the Reds receive a special reception from the fans, who perform another immaculate rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone.
As Sir Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush watch on, a number of the young children showcase their talent on the Anfield turf.
Virgil van Dijk is seen clutching his richly deserved Golden Samba award after an imperious campaign, and Klopp salutes the adoring faithful as they chant “we shall not be moved.”
It was a touching way to sign off at Anfield for another season, but Liverpool’s work is not yet done.
This Liverpool team deserves to go down in history as a great side and victory in Madrid would be the perfect ending.