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Tiemoue Bakayoko provides explanation for Chelsea struggles following £40m Monaco move

Tiemoue Bakayoko provides explanation for Chelsea struggles following £40m Monaco move

Mohamed Salah broke the Premier League scoring record for a 38-game season as Liverpool qualified for the Champions League on a busy final day of the season.

The 25-year-old has scored 31 goals in 37 league matches following his move from Roma last year and 43 goals in all competitions.

While nobody has doubted Liverpool's offensive excellence this season, there were legitimate concerns that defensive lapses could derail chances of success.

The Blues completed a £40million deal for Bakayoko last July after being impressed by the Frenchman's form at Monaco.

That was unfortunately replaced by a struggle for the Reds to achieve their aims on home soil for a period-another trend Klopp has managed to reverse in 18/19.

'Here I'd say it's the intensity, when you get the ball the time between defence and attack is so fast. Instead, Klopp's side dominated from start to finish, with only their profligacy in front of goal preventing them from winning by an even greater margin.

"Chris is someone who could easily be considered a contender for manager of the season because of how he has guided his side this season".

Jurgen Klopp described Liverpool finishing in the top four as an "unbelievable achievement" after they beat Brighton 4-0 on the final day.

Chelsea, who lie in fifth, were hoping to win at Newcastle and for Brighton to do them a favour, but Liverpool started brightly. Brighton may not have offered much by way of resistance, but a football match is as easy as you make it. Liverpool made this very, very easy.

Klopp and his players will head off to the sunshine next week for some warm-weather training and team bonding ahead of the final. This was a performance that should serve the youngster in good stead going into next season.

Henderson then struck a clean half-volley wide from distance, and referee Kevin Friend dismissed two strong penalty appeals against Shane Duffy when Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross struck the Brighton defender's arm before he appeared to trip Salah.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is having a time of his life.

Paul Pogba replaced Carrick five minutes from time, allowing the home fans to hail their long-serving midfielder. "It is just the beginning for this team", he said on a concluding note.

A draw would have done, but Liverpool got plenty more.

The only problem that Salah faces now is trying to emulate his successes for next season.

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