Philippe Coutinho vows to honour Liverpool contract amid Champions League excitement

Lynette Rowe
June 4, 2017

While Tottenham have finished second, Liverpool have ended up fourth.

Liverpool vice-captain James Milner has claimed that the club need to turn their attention to winning silverware after sealing a Champions League place.

Champions League qualification will enhance Liverpool's appeal in the transfer market and Klopp admitted that work had begun on landing his leading targets.

"I believe since January we have played in a very hard environment for different reasons", he added.

Wenger said the psychological environment for his players was "absolutely horrendous" in recent months, but defended owner Stan Kroenke after large sections of the Emirates on Sunday called on the majority owner to "get out of our club".

"I believe since January we have played in a very hard environment for different reasons", Wenger said.

Spurs, who finished third in the Premier League last season, are guaranteed to play Champions League football during the 2017-18 campaign.

Liverpool suffered from early nerves at Anfield before Wijnaldum's opener on the stroke of half-time eased the tension.

As well as new blood there have been improvements from existing players including Adam Lallana, Simon Mignolet (eventually), Emre Can, Philippe Coutinho, and Roberto Firmino. "We are Liverpool, we have to deliver but we have to improve and we will".

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"For a few weeks we knew that's the maximum we can achieve and we did it".

"It's very sad [to not be in the Champions League]".

"I'm proud of the boys. We have to build together".

With a top four spot on the line, Arsenal won their respective game against Everton.

Sergio Aguero scored twice to make it 33 goals for the season in all competitions, his most prolific season since joining City in 2011, with Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus also netting at Vicarage Road.

City boss Pep Guardiola: "We were under a lot of pressure".

"It is not a club with history of playing in Europe like Manchester United or Arsenal". "For 20 years we were in it and it's the first year that we will not be in it".

"For me it's the best competition, you want to be there and Liverpool needs to be there consistently", he said.

"I think again we showed today that we deserve this position. It was a pleasure to be with them".

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