Van Dijk opens up over 'frustration' at Liverpool's finish

Jose Verdugo
May 15, 2019

"We have just fallen short to a world-class team".

Man United are actually 9/1 (10.0) third-favourites to win the league for the first time since 2013 in what will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first full season in charge.

Wolves have had their best ever Premier League season and will be a tough side to beat, even though the Reds should be beating them.

Reds team-mate Virgil van Dijk added: "With the level we have shown this season, the consistency we have, we have to build on it, try to do it again next season".

City's "Captain Marvel" Kompany, whose thunderbolt against Leicester City on Monday for a 1-0 win was critical to their title push, echoed his team's feelings, saying: "I'm desperate, desperate, desperate to win the FA Cup next week".

"To get 97 points, to play football like we have played all season, we have to be very proud".

Klopp's side now have a second consecutive Champions League final to contest as they look to end the campaign with a trophy against Tottenham in Madrid on 1 June.

The club have already been punished for violating FFP, striking an agreement in 2014 that saw them fined rather than banned from the Champions League for inflated sponsorship deals with companies linked to the club or their ownership.

Liverpool's season is not yet over, as they can still finish on a high by winning the Champions League.

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He said after Alexander-Arnold supplied the assist for Sadio Mane to score Liverpool's second on the BBC's Final Score programme: "I reckon if I was playing with Robertson and Trent Alexander, I'd score double figures, at 50 years old!" If we are ready to make the next step, we will.

"But I am not anxious that this is as good as it can be".

City lost 4 matches this season, with only Chelsea able to defeat them out of the big 6 teams in the Premier League.

"We've come up against an incredible team, but this team isn't bad as well". "If they're going to dwell on yesterday for much more than 48 hours, they're doing the wrong thing".

He said: "It is hard to prepare a team for a situation like that - we score and Brighton score, stay calm".

"Congratulations to City, they deserved it and it was a great title race", he said.

'It is in watching Guardiola on the sidelines that we see the stress, the agony, the pressure that has been relentless since setting out last August, requiring 18 wins out of 19 since Christmas to stay ahead of Jurgen Klopp's brilliant Liverpool'.

Neville feels like the Catalonian has left his mark on the English game and that he could go on to win more titles with this side.

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