Liverpool's Van Dijk Puts Brave Face On Falling Just Short

Van Dijk credits team-mates for Player of the Season award

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"Just constantly knowing that you have to win, you have to perform, and we defeated one of the all-time greatest teams in England and I'm proud of that", he said, after City notched up 14 straight wins in the league. "Frustrated is the word [to sum up losing out]".

"That is the reality, and I have the feeling next season, looking back we will try to be who we are now".

"We're in the final now and we need to take that one step further that we didn't take last season", Robertson said, referring to Liverpool's defeat by Real Madrid in last season's Champions League final. He is a manager who has demanded the best from his players and his staff throughout the season.

The squad have been given the green light to travel as long as they do not take a long-haul flight and have been asked to report back at Melwood next Monday. It would be nice to get an award for the biggest development I can remember.

It's one thing to expect these types of chants from rival supporters, but to hear them being repeated so vehemently by professionals is staggering. Unfortunately it's hard walking around, saying thank you to the fans and we've got nothing to give back to them because they've been outstanding all season. "I think Liverpool will start the final as favourites and then it's up to Klopp, with his coaches and maybe some outside experts, to look at the current crop of players and decide if they're good enough, but damn it they were good enough to get 97 points".

"Liverpool were exceptional this year and I don't mean to rub it in - it is what it is - they didn't deserve to be second this year, but it only makes me that much more happy that we've been up against such a good team and when our backs were against the wall we kept finding the results".

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker have been tied down to long-term contracts.

"Man City know, hopefully, we are here to stay". Without everyone here at Liverpool, fans and players, it wouldn't be possible so I will definitely give them credit for all of it as well. "Ninety-seven points, it's a remarkable year".

"Nobody has lost this Premier League, it's been won - and it's been won by an unbelievable team that have set the standard".

City became the first side in a decade to retain the title as Guardiola's demands ensured there was no drop-off at the Etihad as has happened in the seasons that followed title wins under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini.

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