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Liverpool boss Klopp: I thought Aston Villa had made it 3-3 at Man City

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he thought Aston Villa had equalised at Manchester City during Sunday's dramatic Premier League finale.

Victory over Wolves wasn't enough for the Reds as City's win against Aston Villa saw them win the title by a point.

Klopp later said: "There are maybe worse scenarios; if you would have been a point up and don't make it, that might feel even worse. But apart from that, it's not cool. But it's not completely unexpected obviously, it was clear before the game that a lot of things had to happen. I don't want to forget it, I said it in all interviews and will say it here as well of course: congratulations to Man City, Pep Guardiola, all staff, all players, whole club, for being champions. We were close but in the end not close enough. That's how it is.

"I can imagine it was much worse for the people who were at home and [watching on] the telly, wherever over the world, all the Liverpool fans when Aston Villa are 2-0 up and you think, 'OK, wow, that could really be.' I was not really aware of it, in my mind it was 1-0 and even they could have scored an equaliser, I didn't know that. I heard now all the story only after the game.

"There was one moment when it was first 3-2, I heard 3-2 and then it was for a second, I don't know who started it, I thought they equalised again. It was a good moment but it was only a second and then everybody went, 'No, nothing happened.' With all the things I would have preferred actually they [City] were 5-0 up after 10 minutes and then you play the game and it's fine. It makes it of course more difficult.

"The season was so close, so tight, moments, decisions, these kinds of things, when you are one point only apart. What I learned about life is if you stay on track, if you keep going, you get the reward. Not today, the maximum reward. But we will get it. It's about us to keep going and that's what we will do."


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