Every unusual new record set by Liverpool & Man City this season

Peter Hooton

Thankfully, the Reds have a chance to finish on a high, as they'll face Tottenham on June 1 in Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final.

'Ninety-seven points wins every single league apart from last season so if we do that again we will keep knocking on the door and we won't be far off it.

While the Champions League offers Liverpool the opportunity to ensure they do not end the season empty-handed, Klopp will also be aware of the need to convince his players they can go one better in the league next season.

'We are a tight-knit group, a young group, so hopefully we will be here for many years and we will be a better team in terms of maturity and experience next year, ' said the left-back.

Crooks said, per Liverpool Echo: "What Van Dijk has brought to Liverpool's defence is nearly unquantifiable".

Suggestions that City had breached Financial Fair Play - which prohibits teams from spending more than they make - intensified in November when German newsmagazine Der Spiegel published internal documents showing potential collusion and malfeasance.

With that considered, we've taken a look at some of the records both clubs have set in what has been a spectacularly dominant season for these two great footballing aristocrats.

A ban from European competition would be something of a disaster for City, and would halt the incredible forward progress they have made under Pep Guardiola.

"'Frustrated' is the right word". I think we are all going to be a little disappointed because we are so close.

"I never thought that that squad was capable of mounting a challenge for the title like they have and the Champions League".

That breakneck speed saw the Reds accumulate their best ever points return, but even that was not enough to secure a first league trophy for 29 years, with their North West neighbours producing new methods of sorcery under Guardiola.

"To get recognition for what I have done this season is always good, especially as defender, but it is all down to everyone around me, and without everyone else who has been working with me, playing with me it wouldn't be possible".

"I will definitely get days off, I will relax the mind, enjoy the beach and after then we get together for a camp and be ready for the final".