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Klopp pleased Liverpool ‘pushed themselves’ to new levels this season

Jurgen Klopp has praised Liverpool’s ‘outstanding season’, saying the club ‘pushed themselves’ to new levels after they finished as Premier League runners-up.

Liverpool were pipped to the title by just a single point, with Manchester City’s 4-1 win at Brighton sealing back-to-back titles for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Sadio Mane scored twice as Klopp’s side secured a 2-0 final day win over Wolves at Anfield, with the club finishing with their highest ever Premier League points total.

Klopp was full of praise for his side’s performances this season, saying his side had ‘pushed themselves’ to new levels having improved on last season’s 4th-place finish.

“An outstanding season,” Klopp told the BBC.

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”We had a proper competitor and well done to them – they have 198 points in two seasons which is incredible.

“We made a much bigger jump development wise. The boys pushed themselves to new levels, which I love, and that development and improvement is not finished.

“It is the first try [at the title]. What went before is nothing to do with us. This was our first try to do it and we didn’t do it in the most spectacular way. It’s not a perfect day for us but the future will show whether it’s a very good one anyway.

“I wouldn’t have felt the same if we’d lost but I just wanted us to deal with this situation for our own future. The boys did that so I’m really happy.”