Liverpool title bid was only first step, says Jurgen Klopp


Liverpool “tried everything” to win the Premier League title but finishing second to Manchester City was “only the first step”, says manager Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds beat Wolves 2-0 to finish on 97 points; the highest ever points tally for any runner-up in any of Europe’s top five leagues.

“We wanted to write our own history and we did,” Klopp told BBC Sport, adding that “The team made so many big steps in the last year. We made a much bigger jump development wise.”

The German added: “The boys pushed themselves to new levels, which I love, and that development and improvement is not finished. It is the first try. This team is one of the best that ever played for Liverpool; 100%.

“As long as Manchester City are around with their financial power, no team will pass them easily. We need to be very close to perfection to win the Premier League as long as this is the case.”

The Reds, who last won the league in 1990, face Tottenham in the Champions League final on Saturday, 1 June.

Liverpool finished fourth last season, 25 points behind champions City, but the Reds pushed Pep Guardiola’s side all the way this season, losing just once to finish one point behind them.

At one stage in the first half on Sunday they were winning and Brighton were beating Manchester City, which would have been enough to give the Reds the title – leading to a loud roar at Anfield.


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