Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has vowed that his side will return strongly next season.
The Reds have been quite mediocre this year and they are likely to miss out on Champions League football.
“We are responsible for the things that happened to us,” he said via This is Anfield.
“We were for the last few years constantly in semi-finals, finals, fighting for the league title. I don’t know if other teams then felt bad because of us. I wish for them not, and I don’t do that. I’m not a person like this. They deserve the situation they are in, that’s football, that’s fair.
“They won an awful lot of games, United turned the game around last night, did that already like 20 times this year, and that’s it. We will challenge them again next year, but this year we can only play our season and finish our season as good as somehow possible.
“We have nothing to do, obviously, with semi-finals and finals, we know that, but I don’t feel bad because of that.
“I’ve had my bad moments during the season for other reasons, but not because other teams are winning more games than us. That’s not my problem, I have only a problem with the opponent of the weekend, the specific weekend, and not looking at the table and going ‘oh my god, City and United back on track’.
“Life is too short for these kinds of worries or thoughts.”
Liverpool have been plagued with injuries this season and losing all of their key centre backs to long term injuries has derailed their title challenge this year.
Furthermore his front three have struggled to perform at their usual level either.
Only Mohamed Salah has been scoring goals consistently and the likes of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have been nothing short of abysmal this season.
Summer signing Diogo Jota was sidelined for weeks with an injury as well.
Meanwhile, his midfield has been suffering with injury problems as well. Spanish international Thiago Alcantara was ruled out for several weeks following a horror tackle from Richarlison in the Merseyside Derby earlier on in the season.
Captain Jordan Henderson has had niggling injury problems throughout the season and midfielder Fabinho has had to fill in as a centre back because of the lack of options defensively.
Liverpool have lost the balance in their starting lineup and they have struggled throughout the season.
It will be interesting to see if their key players can return to fitness and guide them to trophies once again next season.
The Reds will also need proper reinforcements during the summer transfer window in order to freshen up the squad and help them push for the titles next season.
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