Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp takes credit for Arsenal success

Ross Houston
May 14, 2019

Added creativity is considered by many to be a priority for a side that fell one point short of Premier League champions Manchester City in a thrilling fight to the finish in 2018-19.

While there will be obvious disappointment at missing out on title glory, Klopp and his players must feel proud of their efforts, and they have a Champions League final against Tottenham to look forward to on June 1.

"The team made so many big steps in the a year ago", Klopp told BBC Sport. If we are ready to make the next step, we will make the next step.

"But if Jurgen Klopp's men were to lose to Tottenham in the Champions League final, having been pipped by City in the Premier League, then it would be a massive hammer blow for them mentally and could have an impact on them going again next term".

While Klopp said he can not promise the competition will be as intense and relentless as this season, he is looking forward to another battle with City.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the victory, the Egyptian said: "We did everything this season, we only lost one game".

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne lift the trophy as they celebrate winning the Premier League playing against Brighton & Hove Albion at The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, Britain on May 12, 2019.

He said: "We wanted to write our own history and we did". We will come again.

At the end of the highest-quality duel for the title ever seen in the English game, City, with a remarkable 14th straight league victory, came from behind to become the first team since Manchester United in 2009 to earn back-to-back championships. They had an incredible season. But here, that's how it is, no problem with that because that's the competition we are in. "We had to do the work defensively". "They took 198 points in two seasons, not bad".

And Klopp said: "We have three weeks to prepare for the Champions League final - let's give it a go".

The club endured such dark days towards the start of this decade but the good times are well and truly back at Anfield. The boys were all there from last season apart from Alisson. This was our first try to do it and we didn't do it in the most spectacular way. The 1-0 of Brighton was hard to deal with, but when it calmed down it was clear they [Man City] are one, two or three goals up or whatever. It is also the connection we have with the fans that helps us through tough, tough moments, through tough games.

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