In the only business left to be decided on the final day of the Premier League season, Liverpool secured the final top four spot, condemning Arsene Wenger's Arsenal to fifth place and a spot in the Europa League for the first time in over 20 years.
Arsenal had the slimmest of chances of breaking into the top four on the last day of the season, but they needed Liverpool or, less likely, Man City to slip up to have any chance. With City blowing Watford away 0-5 at Vicarage Road and the Reds casting Middlesbrough aside by a scoreline of 3-0, all hope was extinguished.
It was a great end to the season for Jurgen Klopp's men who started the season like a house on fire only to stutter badly in January and find themselves having to play catch up in the second half of the year.
Wenger will now of course face further questions about his future ahead of the FA Cup final, and Arsenal's chances of lifting their third FA Cup in four years were dealt further blows after Laurent Koscielny was sent off and Alexis Sanchez exited the field with injury. The north Londoners now face Chelsea on Saturday with the possibility of two of their most influential players absent.
League winners Chelsea picked up a record 30th Premier League win of the season to end the season with an impressive 93 points after a big 5-1 victory at home to rock-bottom Sunderland.
Elsewhere, Tottenham solidified their status as the second best side in the country with an impressive 1-7 win at relegated Hull City, with the in-form Harry Kane netting another hat-trick. The England frontman finished the season in fine style with seven goals in his last two games, ensuring he picked up the Premier League golden boot with 29 goals.
Manchester City are the early favourites for the 2017/18 title at a slim-looking [3.5], with Chelsea installed as second-favourites at [4.2]. Jose Mourinho's Manchester United sit third in the betting at [4.7].