Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool's third place finish in the Premier League "felt impossible" even five weeks ago, after his side beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at home.The result not only secured them Champions League football but lifted the Reds above Chelsea.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said it was insane they were now so close to Champions League qualification after the terrible run of form they had at the turn of the year seemed to have scuppered their chances.A 3-0 win at Burnley courtesy of goals from Roberto Firmino, a career first for back-up central defender Nat Phillips and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first of the season lifted the Reds back into the top four for the first time since February.They are ahead of Leicester by virtue of a goal difference which is four better and third is still up for grabs if Chelsea, a point ahead, stumble at Aston Villa and they beat Crystal Palace.
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Jurgen Klopp has praised Alisson Becker for his last-minute goal against West Brom in the Premier League. The goalkeeper headed a dramatic stoppage-time winner at West Brom to keep Liverpool’s Champions League hopes alive.
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Jurgen Klopp was delighted to end his wait for an Old Trafford win just when Liverpool needed it most, with victory in the rearranged match against Manchester United giving their top-four hopes a timely boost.The reigning Premier League champions would have seen their attempts to qualify for next season's Champions League seriously damaged had they lost on Thursday.Bruno Fernandes’ deflected effort had put United on course for victory 11 days after the original fixture’s postponement, only for Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino to see Liverpool ahead going into half-time.
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Pep Guardiola has paid tribute to Jurgen Klopp for making him a better manager following Manchester City’s title success.City were crowned Premier League champions on Tuesday, succeeding Klopp’s Liverpool.
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