Champions Manchester City have broken the Premier League record for wins, points and goals this season and set another landmark by becoming the first side in English top flight history to reach 100 points as Gabriel Jesus struck a dramatic late winner to beat Southampton 1-0.
Speaking at his postmatch news conference, Klopp said: "Perfect final [day] of the season, of a very exciting season, a very intense season". Giorgino Wijnaldum became the latest player to test Ryan, who made a good save to his right to deny the midfielder on 35 minutes.
Brighton goalkeeper Matthew Ryan was then finally brought into action as he stood up well to block a close-range Sadio Mane effort.
While victory meant it was job done in terms of securing Champions League football for next season, there was so much more to the game than merely finishing above their rivals from London.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid looks on prior to the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou on May 6, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
"The boys had pressure on them, massive for the last few weeks, it is fantastic to qualify this year".
"We missed Adam Lallana for the whole year and I can't believe we have achieved this without him".
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Racing came close to forcing extra time after the buzzer when stand-in playmaker Remi Tales's drop goal flew just wide. Carter was ruled out of this morning's (NZT) final due to a hamstring injury.
Salah got the opener as the Reds ran riot against a Brighton side that could have arrived in beach shorts having already avoided the drop. "To enjoy it we had to win it. Winning football games is what makes me happy and the boys did it". It's special to break the record here.
Solanke's deft flick around the corner - made possible by a burst through the centre by Alexander-Arnold - was seized upon by Salah, who sent an unerring left-footed effort into Ryan's bottom corner from around 12 yards.
Antonio Conte hoped the 23-year-old would quickly form a positive partnership with N'Golo Kante but the initial signs were far from promising. Dominc Solanke was the player to come in. "We all can imagine how it would be if everybody tells you every day how brilliant you are".
He won't have to do it often, but Firmino showed there's a lot more to his game.
'There's really nothing better for any player than to get into a final, so it's always great when you can qualify for that, ' Bakayoko added.
But with 20 minutes remaining, Zaha swooped to convert Patrick van Aanholt's cross, and Van Aanholt then turned scorer as he took advantage of Townsend's assist.