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Klopp congratulates Man City and reveals how ‘proud’ he is of his Liverpool players

Jurgen Klopp has congratulated Manchester City after they won the Premier League title with a final day win at Brighton.

Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 on the final day courtesy of two goals from Sadio Mane, though Klopp’s side finished the season as runners-up by just a point following City’s 4-1 win at Brighton.

Klopp congratulated City following their win, with Pep Guardiola’s side becoming the first team since Manchester United in 2009 to retain the title, though says he is ‘proud’ of his players following a season that has seen them earn their highest ever Premier League points total.

“Congratulations to Manchester City,” Klopp told the BBC.

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”We tried everything to make it as difficult as possible but not difficult enough. I couldn’t be more proud of the boys.

“It’s incredible what they did all season and today was a strange situation. We were really good until 1-0, what happened then was clear. You can’t tell the people to calm down. At that moment [when Liverpool fans celebrated Brighton’s goal] it was a shock for everyone and Wolves were there. We had to fight. In the end we scored two and kept a clean sheet. It’s nice but not how we wanted it.

“It’s clear we had to work hard and City too. Our target during the week was to get 97 points, we got that – that’s special. We want to write our own history and we did. Today feels not so good but we have plenty of time to prepare for an important game in three weeks.”