Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp says finishing second to Manchester City was “only the first step” and will give everything again next season.

The Reds had a strong end to the campaign, posting nine consecutive victories and amassed 97 points, but fell one short of City who retained the title.

The points tally is the highest ever for any runner-up in any of Europe’s top five leagues.

Speaking at a post-match presser, Klopp said: ” We will go again. This team tried it for the first time, and I really think they did quite impressively to try the first time. And, on this road, to qualify for the Champions League final is pretty special.

“This team is one of the best that ever played for Liverpool, 100 per cent. But we play in a league with other very good teams, that’s what we have to accept and we do accept, no problem. We will go again, 100 per cent. But give me at least a few hours to come over that today.”

Klopp added that the club will keep on trying and remain patient to lift the league despite waiting for 30-years for that to happen.

“If you see whatever happens to you in life as the only chance you ever had, I feel a bit for you, to be honest. There’s a lot to come, a lot of years and it’s all about you, what you do with it – and that’s what we do with it.

“People will tell us now it’s 30 years [since Liverpool won the league] but they have bigger problems, to be honest, all the people who will say that.”

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