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Milner says Liverpool can redeem itself by winning the Champions League

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 12: James Milner of Liverpool acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on May 12, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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The Reds were just one point away from English Premier League champions Manchester City at the end of the 2018-2019 season.

Liverpool and Manchester City were racing head-to-head for the English Premier League title.

In the end, the Citizens were crowned kings with only one point of advantage over the Reds.

But the 2018-2019 season is not over yet for Liverpool, as the team is still set to play in the UEFA Champions League Final against Tottenham in Madrid on June 1st.

“When you think of 30 wins out of 38, at the start of the season you’d like to think that’s good enough,” Reds midfielder James Milner told Goal.

“But obviously that shows how good Man City are as well. It’s disappointing.”

“We have to be proud of what we’ve achieved. Unfortunately, it’s just short, but obviously what we did earlier in the week [versus Barcelona] gives us a chance to go and redeem ourselves and get a piece of silverware because I think everyone deserves a bit of silverware,” he added.

“What we’ve been through in the last two weeks from Barcelona away, putting on a pretty good performance and losing like we did, to go to Newcastle with a quick turnaround and grind out a result and then obviously do what we did in midweek and then bounce back again [at Wolves on the final day], knowing it was out of our hands [but] to get that result – I haven’t got enough good words to say about the character within the squad, the ability, and the mentality.”

“The fans have been unbelievable all year,” he said.

“They’ve lifted us when we’ve needed them, they’ve stuck with us when it’s been tough in games and like I say, the boys deserve a bit of silverware, but the fans do too.”