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Klopp opens up about ‘very special season’ as Liverpool are pipped to title by Man City

Jurgen Klopp has discussed a ‘very special season’ after Liverpool were pipped to the Premier League title by Manchester City.

Klopp’s side were confirmed as runners-up following City’s final day win over Brighton, with Sadio Mane’s brace in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Wolves seeing them finish just a point behind the champions on 97 points.

Liverpool’s 29-year wait for a top-flight league title continues, though Klopp says he is pleased with the ‘big steps’ his side have made this season.

“The team made so many big steps in the last year,” Klopp told the BBC.

”The boys were all there from last season apart from Alisson. He had a big impact but all the rest were here last season.

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“It’s a very special season, a better season than I played with my team [Borussia Dortmund] when we were champions in Germany. But we cannot ignore one team were better.

“It’s clear we were lucky in moments, like City were. We were unlucky against City but scored in the last second against Everton and late on against Newcastle, they could have been draws as well.

“The season is a very long, hard one. You have to deal with setbacks. We were always competitive. City got the points they have because we were there. They have 198 points in two years, that’s special. We made such big steps. It’s only the first step. Always after a good year we lost key players [in the past] but we won’t [this time] so we’ll be there again.”