Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp makes Adam Lallana revelation

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Jurgen Klopp spoke following Liverpool's 4-0 victory on the final day of the Premier League season, as the Reds clinched a top four spot.

Mohamed Salah's clinical first-half strike against Brighton helped confirm Liverpool's presence in the Champions League next term, and also saw the Egyptian break the record for most goals scored in a 38-game Premier League season.

Both titles had previously been held by Chelsea who scored 103 goals in the 2009/10 season and 95 points under Jose Mourinho in 2004/5, however the Sky Blues had already broken both records in their penultimate game of the season at home to Brighton. But we play in a very tough league where there are six top teams fighting for a place.

"So now we're in the Champions League next year and I've won the award, so I'm very proud". It's an unbelievable achievement.

"I am so pleased and so happy for the boys that they showed up today again after one week of training, [at] not the highest intensity of course, just the things we thought make sense, and then having a game like this is really nice". The boys are humans, not machines, and we had a lot of injury problems.


The Merseysiders finished in fourth place in the Premier League, 25 points adrift of City, and while Klopp was full of praise for Pep Guardiola's men, he believes the gulf between the teams is not quite so great. Congratulations, fantastic season for Manchester City - no doubt about it, they deserved it.

"We need more consistency, a bit more luck with injuries... experience", Klopp said.

"For sure it feels to me like we have improved from last season, even if we had a few results that weren't as good as they could have been". Nothing happened in the game, it was never open, never kind of on the edge. It's a hard season for all of us with players coming back late from the World Cup, but that's the same for everyone.

Salah has enjoyed a sensational debut season on Merseyside, with his scoring exploits seeing him scoop a host of individual honours, including the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Players' Player of the Year and the Football Writers' Association's (FWA) Footballer of the Year.

Klopp reflected on the summer business he expects to conclude, but says he has faith in his current Liverpool squad as well.

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