Jurgen Klopp expects Liverpool’s rivals to “strike back” next season and says the club must maintain their consistency if they are to continue to challenge for honours.
Liverpool reached their second consecutive Champions League final on Tuesday night with a 4-3 aggregate win over Barcelona, and Klopp’s side could end the week as Premier League champions – if they beat Wolves on Sunday and Manchester City drop points at Brighton.
City lead Liverpool by a single point heading into the final day, with third-placed Chelsea 23 points further back.
However, manager Klopp expects the chasing pack to cut the gap next season after strengthening in the summer window.
“What can we say about City? They will probably not be worse next year, that’s clear, and we will not be worse but the others will all strike back,” said Klopp.
“The main difference between us, City and the other four teams was not the quality really, it’s the consistency.
“Consistency is something you can work on and the quality will increase at the other clubs, that is how it is.
“We have to really make sure that we stay on track and do the right things again and again, and we will have very positive future.”