Liverpool missed out on winning their first ever Premier League title despite beating Wolves 2-0 at Anfield on the final day.
They were beaten to the accolade by Manchester City whose 4-1 victory at Brighton meant they won the title by one point. It was heartbreaking for Liverpool who only lost once all season in a great campaign.
With a Champions League final against Tottenham next on the agenda at the beginning of June, there is no time for the Reds to feel sorry for themselves, but some of the squad have already spoken about what’s to come in the next campaign.
Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk insisted it was just the start for Liverpool, who can only get better. He told the Mirror: “It doesn’t mean it is all over. We take a lot of things with us, we will take this on, and hopefully we can challenge next year and do even better.”
This comes as a slight warning shot to Manchester City who have won the previous two Premier League titles. Should Liverpool win the Champions League against Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs then their confidence will be through the roof for the new campaign.
Jurgen Klopp has continually transformed this Liverpool side in his tenure and he is only a couple of signings away from turning his squad from challengers to table toppers.
With the introduction of a partner for van Dijk in defence and more depth in the attacking third, the Reds are on the verge of something special.
However if they don’t strengthen in the upcoming summer transfer window, then they face the possibility of being left behind by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.