Liverpool get guard of honour from dethroned champs Man City

July 03, 2020
Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez (right) attempts a shot on goal during the English Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez (right) attempts a shot on goal during the English Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Liverpool players walk through a guard of honour from the Manchester City team ahead of their English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Liverpool players walk through a guard of honour from the Manchester City team ahead of their English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Liverpool players walk through a guard of honor from the Manchester City team ahead of their English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Liverpool players walk through a guard of honor from the Manchester City team ahead of their English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, July 2, 2020.
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MANCHESTER, England (AP):

Liverpool's players received a guard of honour from Manchester City on Thursday before playing the team they dethroned as Premier League champions.

The tribute came exactly a week after Liverpool ended their 30-year title drought thanks to second-placed City losing at Chelsea.

Liverpool were led out by captain Jordan Henderson at the Etihad Stadium, which was empty due to the coronavirus pandemic still preventing fans from attending matches.

Liverpool are due to receive the Premier League trophy for the first time at their final home game of the season later this month against Chelsea.

Liverpool entered the game against City 23 points in front of Pep Guardiola's side.

Ten minutes into Thursday's game at the Etihad Stadium, fireworks were set off outside.

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