It was an awesome final display of superiority against Everton and a thoroughly-deserved third title win in four years.
The bulk of Pep Guardiola’s players are going to mature rather than age and their big miss in terms of stellar names will be Sergio Aguero, who hardly played this season.
That is the frightening thing. Add a world-class No 9 into a side already scoring goals and nobody will be able to touch City next season right from the get-go.
In fairness, though, by signing Edinson Cavani he sharpened United’s attack for the run-in and bought time to strengthen the squad around him.
If Paul Pogba can be persuaded to fully commit to the project, a top class centre-back would also allow Dean Henderson to develop right at the back, while a rejuvenated Jesse Lingard could keep Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood on their toes.
Investment around the squad this summer could see them ready to snatch the final piece of the jigsaw next season when the No 9 merry-go-round has run its course this summer.
Sorry, Jurgen Klopp, but having built one championship-winning side, the proof of your greatness has to be building another.
This needs to be a summer of change at Anfield – otherwise things could quickly become stale.
Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez will be like two new signings in themselves, and at least their back-ups now have a little more experience.
But mainly Klopp needs to reinvent his front line. Mo Salah could be part of it, coming in off the right, but a more conspicuous No 9 to ease some of the pressure is a must.
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