It was a season for the sports history professors and their fancy books. Liverpool and Manchester City are competing for the Premier League title all the way until the final match day. Just a single point separates the two sides and City must have a worse outcome at Brighton & Hove Albion than Liverpool’s result against Wolverhampton if the Reds are to end the long wait for the league trophy.
There was a time during the season when Jürgen Klopp’s team had opened up a ten point gap on City but that lead was quickly eliminated due to a series of draws that coincided with a consistent collection of points by Pep Guardiola’s side. Still, anyway you slice it, Liverpool have performed so impressively this season, losing just a single match along the way.
Klopp sees the season as a success with or without finishing in first place. City have several more years of squad building under their belt than Liverpool as well as curious financial dealings that are being “investigated” by the very serious and effective football powers. In third place is Chelsea, twenty-three points back.
Progress is always happening at Melwood and the manager knows the team can improve in the future, but Klopp has no regrets about this season’s points tally. Questions have and will be asked about Liverpool’s less effective matches during the campaign, when they drew winnable games, but the Premier League is an unpredictable place. Klopp doesn’t look back and see anything more that his team could have done to push beyond City.
“Results wise, I don’t think so,” Klopp said.
“It would mean 100 points and we all know how difficult that is. Performance wise of course we can always do better and not only in the games we drew.
”We proved a lot this season but we can still improve. Being consistent is one thing, staying consistent is another.
”We have to stay consistent for the last two games and for the next few years. That is another challenge for us but one we are going to face. There is room for improvement for us for sure.”
Cue the transfer rumors. Improvements are eminent. Great players will be clamouring to join Klopp’s squad over the summer. Clamouring, I say.