City, Liverpool deny Arsenal Champions League slot on final day

Ross Houston
May 23, 2017

In the second half Philippe Coutinho curled in a direct free kick and Adam Lallana added a third goal.

If Sturridge is content to be that depth next season and to have the chance to demonstrate, over the course of the season, that he's able to stay fit and contribute at a consistently high level, the club would be foolish to offload him.

There are likely to be several alterations to the Liverpool squad this summer as manager Jurgen Klopp seeks to ensure that his players can cope with the additional workload brought about from being in the Champions League.

The win kept the Manchester side two points ahead of Liverpool, whose comfortable success at home to Middlesbrough earned them a place in the Champions League playoff round.

It doesn't mean he will retire at Anfield, but it does mean that he will be going nowhere soon and that he understands he must stay and help the club if he wants to be considered one of the greats, which by the sounds of things he does.

Arsenal brought Bellerin to London from the Barca academy, and he's gone on to establish himself as one of the best right-backs in the Premier League. That is where all the big clubs want to belong.

It feels odd knowing we'd be playing Europa League next season, 14 years supporting the Arsenal and I never thought we'd enter the competition in the group stage phase.

He praised his players for playing "really outstandingly good football" and showing what they can do in "a lot of games". "We did the job until the end".

"They need to near enough go back out there and recruit a new back four with only [Nathaniel] Clyne that is solid in that position".

Liverpool finish fourth and will enter the Champions League play-off round next season as they look to make the group stages.

According to Fabrizio Romano of the Guardian, champions Chelsea have made Sanchez their top target in the upcoming window, although Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Juventus are also said to be keen to bring him in. "Always when something doesn't work it always feel like something slips through your fingers, so it's like "Oh, again like this, again like this".

"They have got to be real with what's being paid to players". "I'm really happy about the situation and to learn. I just hope that they have an off day".

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