Manchester City retained their trophy by beating Brighton on the final day of the season, leaving Liverpool second on a mammoth 97 points.
It means the Reds’ 29-year wait for a league title goes on, but Jurgen Klopp felt his side gave it their all against an outstanding City side.
Jurgen Klopp salutes Liverpool’s fans after they fell short of winning the Premier League title
Jurgen Klopp conceded Liverpool could not have done any more in their pursuit of the Premier League title.
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“People might say we could have done this or that but not really, I don’t think [we could have done any more],” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“City were lucky in moments, we were lucky in moments. It was about staying in the race and believing and that’s what we did.
“When your opponent is City, it’s difficult. They couldn’t get rid of us and we couldn’t get rid of them. Being second in the Premier League is not what I wanted but we have to see it as the first step for this team.
He added: “Congratulations to Manchester City. They played a good season as well. In the last two years they have won 198 points. Not bad! All my respect and congratulations.
“This team is at a wonderful age group and we will go again and develop. People really enjoyed the ride, that’s a very important thing.
“The whole year, if you play rubbish football and win something at the end of the season, that’s good for the future to look back on and say you won something, but this team is outstanding.”
Mo Salah echoed his manager’s words, congratulating City and warning them that they’ll be fighting for the league again next season.
“We did everything this season, we only lost one game,” Salah added.
“We got 97 points. I say congratulations to Manchester City and we will fight again next season for this trophy.
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