"Congratulations to Manchester City" - Jurgen Klopp on coming second

Jurgen Klopp has spoken about coming second in the Premier League title race.

Speaking after the Wolverhampton Wanderers game, as cited by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, the Liverpool boss said that he is disappointed his side finished in second-place.

"I know (Manchester ) City won 3-2 (against Aston Villa at the Etihad) but I have no idea about any other result. Congratulations to Manchester City, Pep Guardiola and all the supporters, we made it a tough race but you fought hard, we fought hard but this game was not the pinnacle of our skill set," Klopp told the BBC.

"The start (going 1-0 down to Wolves at Anfield) was not cool, it gave us a knock. We had to dig in deep (won 3-1) but in the end second-place, for us really good but in the end disappointment. These boys played an insane season. The opposition scored an early goal and we had to go against them, it mirrors our season.

"If you win only the games in which you are flying it is goodbye after 30 games. The season is over, one-point behind, what others say I couldn't care less.

"I am very proud of this group, this club and how we came out of the pandemic with the atmosphere we created, absolutely outstanding. This is not the end, just a result of the season."

Anfield Watch Verdict

It was absolutely shattering to lose the Premier League title in the way we did. To know that Manchester City were 2-0 down for 75 minutes and still won it 3-2, it stings that much more.

Thankfully we still have Klopp to lead us next season. He is the best boss in the world and any other manager in his situation would surely collapse under the pressure and expectation of the next season.

However, the German has proven that despite disappointment, he can rally his team to come back stronger than ever.

As Klopp said, "This is not the end".

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