Liverpool's final two games: Slim margins between success and regret

Aubrey Yates
May 17, 2018

Harry Kane is "looking forward" to taking Mohamed Salah on for the Golden Boot next season.

The final-day "miracle" that Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal required didn't happen, with the Welsh club losing 2-1 to Stoke to end its seven-year stay in the league and Southampton staying up.

Kane, who scored twice in a 5-4 win over Leicester on Sunday, had won the award in each of the past two seasons.

Swansea had needed to win and Southampton to lose to Man City, with a 10-goal swing in goal difference.

But Xherdan Shaqiri's penalty gave Stoke victory at Swansea and the Welsh side will join Stoke and West Brom in the Championship next season. It's a big chance for them to win a big trophy, the first in years, so of course you know how important and big it is for them but this is also for us, ' he added.

"It's been the hardest season".

"We have finished ninth and we could have done better", he said. But we don't need to forget that we have so much quality as well.

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Salah's incredible goalscoring record may certainly have propelled him to world-class status, but the same can also be said of Firmino, as he boasts 27 goals in all competitions, as well as 16 assists.

The statistic that Liverpool have put at least five goals past every opponent they have faced in Europe thus far is evidence of how scintillating they have been going forward.

"The top six now is so strong, everyone's really competitive, so for us to finish in the top three for a third year in a row is brilliant".

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed off after 22 years and 1,235 games in charge with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbing the victor.

"That's really good news for all of us and for him as well".

"I feel good. I felt good over the week".

"I'm not talking about the best finisher or the best work-rate, I'm talking about all round. At some stage it has to end, I wish everyone well, the fans have been great until the end and I wish the club well for the future".

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