Salah blasts Liverpool UCL failure: 'No excuse'
Liverpool ahead Mohamed Salah stated there was “no excuse” for his staff’s failure to qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League after Manchester United clinched the remaining top-four spot within the Premier League on Thursday.
Man United’s 4-1 win over Chelsea implies that with one recreation remaining Liverpool are assured to complete fifth and go into the Europa League. It’s the first time that Liverpool have did not qualify for Europe’s prime membership competitors since Salah joined the staff in 2017.
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“I’m totally devastated,” Salah tweeted. “There’s absolutely no excuse for this.
“We had all the things we wanted to make it to subsequent 12 months’s Champions League and we failed. We’re Liverpool and qualifying to the competitors is the naked minimal. I’m sorry nevertheless it’s too quickly for an uplifting or optimistic publish. We allow you to and ourselves down.”
Liverpool had won seven straight games to put themselves back in contention for a top-four spot but a 1-1 home draw with Aston Villa on Saturday effectively ended their hopes before Newcastle and Man United confirmed their fate in the subsequent days.
Klopp has led Liverpool to three Champions League finals, winning one, in the last five seasons but admitted on Saturday that “we have been too lengthy not adequate ourselves.”
He added that the staff now must embrace competing within the Europa League.
“We’ll make it [the Europa League] our competitors,” Klopp told BBC Sport. “I’m not that spoilt. That we’re already certified for the Europa League is unbelievable with all these groups round us. That is actually troublesome and we did it, that’s good.
“For so long we couldn’t even hear the sound of the Champions League, that’s how far away we were. The Europa League is absolutely fine. Let’s see what we can do.”
It’s set to be a giant summer time for Liverpool, with Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain already confirmed to be leaving Anfield when their contracts expire on the finish of the season.