Andy Robertson has warned Manchester City that Liverpool want to respond to their one-point title agony in the same way they did in 2019/20.
The Reds missed out on a second Premier League crown of the Jurgen Klopp era on Sunday, being edged out by City. However, it is not the first time Liverpool have lost out by a point.
Indeed, they could have won the Premier League in 2018/19, when 97 points was not enough. City subsequently finished on 98 points.
Nevertheless, City dropped off in 2019/20 while Liverpool stormed to a 99-point haul.
And Scotland left-back Robertson has warned of a similar response to their 92 points this time not being enough.
“It was extremely close, missing out by a point again, being over 90 points, it’s incredible,” the 28-year-old told Liverpool’s official club website.
“But we’ll keep going, we will bounce back next season, we will try to go again. The last time it happened we reacted in a pretty good fashion and we have to do that again next season.
“We have to be ready to compete with them again and be better than them and try to get our hands on the Premier League because it’s a good trophy to win, and we got a feel for the way Anfield might be if we did win it and we want that feeling again. We need to work extremely hard next season to get that.”
Liverpool were close to dreamland at one point in last Sunday’s dramatic final-day drama. City were 2-0 down at home to Aston Villa, with the Reds drawing 1-1 with Wolves.
Liverpool eventually beat Wolves 3-1, but they stayed second after City came back to win 3-2 in stunning fashion.
Robertson gutted at Liverpool result
“First of all, gutting, of course it is,” Robertson added. “We have been beaten by fantastic champions, nobody can argue that.
“Man City are a great team. But the second feeling I have is that I’m extremely proud to be a part of this club and extremely proud to be a part of that changing room.
“The way the lads have gone about their business this season is special.”
Liverpool’s second-placed finish denied them an unprecedented quadruple. However, they can complete a cup treble by winning the Champions League on Saturday.
Liverpool season special whatever happens
And whatever happens against Real Madrid in Paris, this season will be remembered as a special one for Liverpool.
They have won both domestic cups, clinching the FA Cup for the first time in 16 years.
What’s more, their Carabao Cup triumph ended a 10-year wait to lift the trophy again.
While there is the argument that the FA Cup has lost its shine in recent years, it nevertheless extended Liverpool’s lead at the top of the list of English football clubs with the most major trophies.
And despite 92 points not being enough to win the league, it is still a great total that the team can be proud of.
Finishing the season with the Champions League would be special, but it has been a fantastic campaign either way.