It was close to nothing, but Liverpool are not champions of England. The Reds finished this Sunday one point behind Manchester City in a crazy last day. Against Aston Villa, the Citizens scored three goals in six minutes to turn the game around and secure the title (3-2) without Liverpool, victorious against Wolverhampton (3-1) being able to do anything about it. At a press conference, Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp put things into perspective and wanted to look to the future.
“We know why we didn’t get there, we needed a little more consistency in the first half of the season.“, he assessed at the microphone of Sky Sports, while Liverpool were up to 12 points behind during the championship before failing with a breath in their crazy comeback. Despite the disappointment, the coach proved positive. With the FA Cup title, Premier League runners-up and the upcoming Champions League final, Liverpool have indeed achieved a full season.”If I had known (that we’d be in) this situation before the season, I would probably have said “OK, I take”, although I’m not entirely sure for the championship“, he explained.
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The final in the viewfinder, next year in the corner of the head
“If you want to win big, you have to be willing to lose big. This is what happened to us today” continued Klopp, referring to the Champions League final against Real Madrid in less than a week. The German technician wanted to remobilize his troops. “Now, it will above all be a question of reacting. We won’t be able to react in the league next week, but next year we can“, he estimated.
Jürgen Klopp in front of the Liverpool logo
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