Dion Dublin was full of praise for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his players, after the Reds finished runners-up to Manchester City in the Premier League.
Liverpool accumulated 97 points, which is the highest ever total a side has finished with without winning the Premier League title, but despite beating Wolves on the final day of the season at Anfield on Sunday Klopp’s side had to settle for second, following Manchester City’s win at Brighton.
Dublin praised Klopp’s management and the attitudes of the Liverpool players throughout the season, despite the Reds just missing out on the Premier League title.
“I’ve never seen a team play so well, I’ve never seen a manager make so many good decisions, I’ve never seen a team who wants to win so much and end up finishing second,” Dublin told Sky Sport’s Premier League end of season The Debate (13/05, 22:16).
Dublin is right to praise Liverpool for the way they have approached the Premier League this season, with Klopp’s side pushing Manchester City all the way to the final day of the campaign in the race for the title. Liverpool could not have done much more this season, with most of Klopp’s tactical decisions paying off, especially in the closing weeks of the campaign, evidenced by the German bringing on Divock Origi at Newcastle with the scores level and the Belgian grabbing the late winner. All of Liverpool’s players gave everything throughout the season, and the Reds were only beaten once in their 38 Premier League games, yet despite that they were not able to finish ahead of Manchester City. Klopp’s side are statistically now the best side not to win the title, but will be hoping that they can go one better than that next season and mount a successful title bid next term. Iif Liverpool just manage to match the level of performance they have reached this season then that alone will put them in with a good chance next year, but they may need to improve further still with Manchester City likely to be even better for the start of next season.