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Sarri admits he has sympathy for Liverpool after missing out on title with 97 points

Maurizio Sarri admits he has sympathy for Liverpool after they missed out on winning the title despite picking up 97 points.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were pipped to the Premier League title on the final day by Manchester City, despite recording the third-highest points total in the league’s history.

Chelsea manager Sarri admits he feels sympathy for Klopp’s side, having finished runners-up in Serie A with Napoli despite a 91 point haul last season – a record for a runner up in the Italian top flight.

Sarri also praised the competitiveness of the Premier League, hailing it as ‘the best in the world’.

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“Every match in England is difficult and so competitive because the Premier League is the best in the world,” Sarri said in his post-match press conference.

“It’s why I think now of [Jurgen] Klopp because to get 97 points in this league without winning it is very difficult.

“I thought I was unlucky last season finishing second with 91 points so I can understand how he is feeling.”

Chelsea and Liverpool both have the prospects of European finals at the end of the month, with the Blues facing Arsenal and Jurgen Klopp’s side facing Spurs in the Europa and Champions League finals respectively.

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