Noel Gallagher’s dig at Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher backfires as City lose

It was a birthday to forget for Oasis star Noel Gallagher as his beloved Manchester City were beaten by Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea in the Champions League final.

Victory would have seen City secure their first ever Champions League title as well as their first European honour since 1970, but it was not to be as a solitary goal from Kai Havertz was enough to send the most coveted trophy in club football back to West London.

Before the game, Gallagher was speaking to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, the pair fulfilling media duties for American outlet CBS Sports.

The former Reds-defender opted to serenade the musician with a song for his birthday, belting out into a rendition of the famous Liverpool anthem You'll Never Walk Alone.

Carragher said: "I just want to sing you a song, Noel, to celebrate as you were last night," before breaking out into song with "When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high…"

Gallagher didn't even let the Liverpool legend get beyond the first line before interjecting, quipping "Hey mate, mate, mate, that was worse than one of your own goals!"

Afterwards, Gallagher appeared on British television with BT Sport, where he conceded it would sour his birthday celebrations should Chelsea beat City.

"It could be one of the greatest ever (birthdays), but then again, I could skip 54 and when I look back on it, I’ll go from 53 to 55. It’s our first final, I’m bricking it.

"It’s an all-England final, I’m quite recognisable, I live in London, the abuse I’m going to get from taxi drivers will be relentless if we lose. I’m not feeling great."

Once the full-time whistle had blown and City's status as runners up had been sealed, Gallagher was the victim of some lighted mocking from rival fans on social media.

As Man City cruised to their third Premier League title in four seasons, Pep Guardiola's side have been placed in pot one for next season's Champions League seedings.

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