Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner has praised his club after a great season and admitted that this year’s disappointment will only make them stronger for the next campaign.
Jurgen Klopp’s side missed out on their first title in over 29 years despite beating Wolves 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday after a Sadio Mane double and the senior man has promised bigger and brighter things in the future.
Werner said after the game to the Liverpool Echo: “It was a magical season. Obviously we’re disappointed that we didn’t win the league but it was a remarkable season and the squad is exciting.”
“We’re only going to get stronger. Ninety seven points, it’s a remarkable year. We obviously didn’t win the league but we’ll be back next year and we’ve got a lot of motivation to win the league next year. I’m excited.”
Liverpool only lost one game in the entire campaign to eventual champions, Manchester City who won the League by a singular point. In the end, too many fixtures were drawn by the Reds, who will share the disappointment at the end of a great campaign for all involved where they picked up 22 more points than the previous season.
The end of season sadness can not stay in the heads of every Liverpool players who will head to Madrid to compete in their second Champions League final in as many years.
Everyone involved with Liverpool will feel a mixture of emotions waking up the day after Sunday’s fixtures. There was one moment when they took the lead and Brighton also scored first against Manchester City and that would have been enough. In all honesty though, Liverpool fan’s will have expected this to happen after a frantic last couple of months saw them lose control on top spot. Having said that, there will and deservedly so, be a huge amount of pride in their club this year. To finish with 22 points and only one defeat, they were just beaten by an incredible City side and if they win the Champions League, the season will still be a huge success. Werner is right, this year will give his club a huge platform to build on in seasons to come. With the right investment in the right area’s, Jurgen Klopp can no doubt turn this Liverpool side in to a huge force to be reckoned with and it won’t be long until a first League trophy in nearly 30 years arrives back at Anfield.