The game is probably one of the nervous games witnessed in Anfield. Wijnaldum’s breakthrough to the top post ensured that Liverpool were in a comfortable lead for the second half.

Statistically, 3 goals, a clean sheet, 76 points recorded, 4th spot secured and a 50th victory reached under the German coach, Jurgen Klopp.

Wijnaldum beats his cheat after breaking the deadlock


Buoyed by the breakthrough, a quickfire double after the interval – via a Philippe Coutinho free-kick and Adam Lallana from close range – put the result beyond doubt and ensured fourth position for the Reds.

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Liverpool secured a two-goal cushion just six minutes into the second half, Coutinho firing in his 13th Premier League goal of the season with a fine 20-yard free-kick.

The job was already done, though, and 38 games’ worth of hard work concluded with Klopp’s charges in fourth place in the Premier League and a return to the Champions League to look forward to.

Here was how they reacted after a pulsating win.