However, Pep Guardiola highlighted the magnitude of their achievements, commenting that he and his players are legends who will be remembered.
Despite Manchester City failing to win the Champions League, Pep Guardiola has now won the Premier League four times in five years.
“We are legends, we will be remembered,” Guardiola declared in his post-match interview.
“This group of players are absolutely eternal in this club.
“What we achieved, it is so difficult to do it. Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United has done it years ago, two or three times. Now I realise again the magnitude of doing this.”
“I have never seen a team like Liverpool in my life, the magnitude of the achievement is related to the magnitude of our rival,” he continued.
“Congratulations to Liverpool, they have made us better and better each week.
“Now it is time to celebrate, we’re champions again.”
Moreover, he even saw the funny side of his team’s victory over Villa. He said: “I called Real Madrid and they gave me good advice!” Guardiola joked.
“No explanation in Madrid, no explanation today. It’s momentum.
“Sometimes it’s nice to live these kinds of situations. I had the feeling this will help us to be stronger next season.”