Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praised the mentality of his players after they were pipped by Manchester City by one point in the Premier League. Liverpool had one hand on the trophy when City went 2-0 down against Aston Villa. A late comeback by the defending champions meant that despite them beating Wolves 3-1, they lost the Premier League title by a point.
“The boys have played an incredible season. The whole journey, it’s absolutely exceptional,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said. “The game today said so much about these boys. We conceded an early goal, which gave us a knock. We didn’t play football like we usually play. We had to take Thiago off early. And then you still find a way, it’s outstanding. Ninety-two points are crazy. It’s the story of my life. I’m the record holder for not getting promoted from the German second division with the highest points tally, first division points tally as well. You have to get all the points.”
“It was clear before the game a lot of things had to happen [for Liverpool to win the title]. Congratulations to Man City, Pep Guardiola, and their players. We were close but in the end not close enough,” he added. “But this season is incredible and will end next week. We have five days to prepare for the Champions League final. We face an incredibly experienced team but that’s OK. Losing the league today increased the desire to put it right next week. You can’t do more than give your absolute best and that’s what the boys did. I couldn’t be more proud, we had to chase the best team in the world to the wire but we will go again. We will build the team again and go again.”
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