Liverpool’s premier league miss on the last day of the season ramps up Champions League desire, Jurgen Klopp says.
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s premier league miss –the Premier League championship on the final day of the season has given them an advantage heading into the Champions League final.
Liverpool came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 at Anfield, but City came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Aston Villa and earn back-to-back titles.
Liverpool, who have previously won the League Cup and FA Cup, might win their eighth European title on Saturday when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
“This season is absolutely incredible and will not end today, it ends next week obviously,” Klopp told reporters. “And there we will try absolutely everything.
“We have now five days to prepare the final, that’s what we will do.
“And of course, losing the league today increased the desire to put it right next week, it increased the desire.” Klopp also congratulated City and manager Pep Guardiola on winning their fourth Premier League title in five years.
“I am proud but I’m disappointed, of course, as well,” Klopp said. “There are maybe worse scenarios, if you would have been a point up and don’t make it, that might feel even worse.
“Congratulations to Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, all staff, all players, the whole club, for being champions. We were close but in the end not close enough. That’s how it is.”
Liverpool face the Spanish champions in Paris on May 28 in a rematch of the 2018 showpiece in Kiev, which Real Madrid won 3-1.