Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool can be proud of securing a top four finish, but has challenged his side to improve ahead of next season.
Liverpool went into the day knowing a win against Middlesbrough would garauntee them a berth in the Champions League next season, and duly delivered with a 3-0 win.
And German Klopp, speaking at the end of his first full campaign at the helm of the club, couldn’t hide his delight following the game.
“Exceptionally good. It is a long season and when our timing got better we were unbelievably dangerous. I could not imagine this morning it would be like this. I couldn’t think it would be really tight until the end. I am really happy about this. I think people deserve this opportunity for us to be able to qualify for the Champions League.
“I asked for the results at half time and not before, so I had no idea about the Arsenal score. You have no influence and again the boys delivered.
“We are Liverpool. We have to deliver. We did it again. We have to improve and we will but for now, today, it is a big relief.
“A club like Liverpool needs to be in the Champions League. Other clubs have the same target so it is not easy to be there consistently. I am proud of the boys, we worked a lot and everything is good. Now we have to build on it.”