Liverpool Thump Brighton To Secure Champions League Position

  • Liverpool Thump Brighton To Secure Champions League Position

Liverpool Thump Brighton To Secure Champions League Position

Salah has scored, on average, a goal every 91 minutes in the Premier League this season, as well as registering nine assists.

All attention will now turn to Liverpool's Champions League final with Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.

Mohamed Salah crowned a superb season with a new scoring record as Liverpool hammered Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 in their final game of the Premier League season to finish fourth and qualify for next season's Champions League.

However, the attacker's opener - which was followed by goals from Dejan Lovren, Dominic Solanke and Andy Robertson - not only celebrated his Premier League Player of the Year award in style, which the Reds favourite received earlier in the day but also etched the forward's name into the history books.

After City hit a century of points, Klopp told Sky Sports: 'Wow, unbelievable!

"(James) Milner couldn't play today, and Hendo [Jordan Henderson] and Gini (Wijnaldum) have 9,000 games in their legs, the three up front try everything, Dom Solanke without match time doing things like this.

"It's, for us, the next step and I am really, really happy and really proud of the boys".

"We got a lot of experience this year, you could see it today, it was 2-0 at half-time and I said if somebody from outside would describe our season it would be drama, when everybody thinks it's done we make it exciting again".

Now City head to Southampton looking to cap their memorable season by securing the win that would give them 100 points.

But manager Chris Hughton admitted Liverpool had been far too good for his side, and wished them luck in becoming the first English side to win the Champions League in six years.

"We showed the kind of football we couldn't show the last few games".

"We flew up to Manchester City (where they lost 3-1) during the week and had a very hard game, and to come and do it again a few days later I think maybe took its toll a little bit".

Kop icon Kenny Dalglish presented him with that plus his PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year gongs.

"They say I didn't have success here the first time, so it was always in my mind to have success here in the Premier League".