Sean Morrison admitting he wants Liverpool to win the league resurfaces after 2-0 defeat

Sean Morrison

Liverpool held their nerve once more in this title race for the ages as they beat Cardiff City 2-0 away from home to return to the top of the Premier League.

Manchester City's tight 1-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday did move them to the summit, but Jurgen Klopp's men now have a two-point advantage (having played a game more).

The Reds dominated possession against their relegation-threatened hosts and were rewarded for showing patience when Georginio Wijnaldum fired in a ferocious 56th-minute strike.

James Milner converted an 81st-minute penalty to seal the victory, and that spot-kick was won by Mohamed Salah, who was adjudged to have been impeded by Sean Morrison.

The Cardiff captain was involved in two big moments in the Liverpool defeat on Easter Sunday and his comments about the title race earlier in the season are sure to ruffle a few feathers.

Sean Morrison's game-changing moments v Liverpool

Morrison has started 31 times so far this term for Cardiff, who are currently three points behind 17th-placed Brighton & Hove Albion in their bid to avoid a return to the Championship.

A few minutes after the hour-mark, the English defender spurned a glorious chance to make it 1-1 when he failed to head the ball into an empty net from no more than three yards out.

To then make things worse, Morrison, who had a blatant hold of Salah, gave away a penalty when the Egyptian eventually fell to the ground as he tried to wriggle free.

Morrison fouls Salah and gives away a penalty

So, Morrison was involved in two incidents which could've impacted this year's title race and his performance is even more interesting now that his thoughts on Liverpool have resurfaced.

Morrison: I'd love Liverpool to win the league

When asked about the title race ahead of Cardiff's trip to Anfield back in October, which they lost 4-1, Morrison admitted he'd love to see Liverpool end their 29-year wait for the league.

"It's a tough one to call. I'd love Liverpool to win it," said the 28-year-old centre-back, who's racked up 195 appearances for Cardiff, via Sky Sports.

"I would love Liverpool to win it just because for them to get a Premier League would be fantastic for the club and for the city.

Morrison during an away league game at Burnley

"It's such a famous club and there's so much history behind it, but it's going to take a lot to stop Man City. I hope it goes down to the wire."

Morrison added: "As a fan of football and a fan of the Premier League, I hope it goes down to the wire and it's exciting for all the fans involved."

As for now, Morrison's Cardiff will continue to fight relegation and leaders Liverpool will try to stay in first position whilst negotiating a Champions League semi-final with Barcelona.

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