Jurgen Klopp has praised Liverpool’s wonderful season – but also warned them that they need to be perfect to beat Manchester City.
Liverpool finished as runners-up to City, despite gathering 97 points – the maximum in their glorious history.
“First of all I have to say congratulations to City,” said the Liverpool boss. “They played an incredible season, and we did too.
“As long as City are around with the quality they have, the financial power and all that stuff, it’s not like any other team will pass them easily.
“That’s clear. So we need to be very, very close to perfection to win the Premier League.
“But we have made unbelievably big steps, and I really expect there’s more to come.”
Sadio Mane scored two goals against the Wolves and finished with 22 Premier League goals this season and shared the golden boot along with Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
A proud Klopp said that these achievements showed his side was one of Liverpool’s best.
“Twenty-one clean sheets is quite impressive,” he said. “Trent smashed all stats for assists for full-backs, Robbo was close, and we had two of the top goalscorers. All my players, eh!
“So if I were to start telling you all the positive things about this team, we would sit here until an hour before the Champions League Final.
“This team is pretty special and one of the best to have played for Liverpool, 100 per cent.”
German coach has garnered praises for transforming the current Liverpool team with his philosophy.