Sturridge opens up on chances of him leaving Liverpool this summer

Arsene Wenger says his "professionalism or commitment" can not be questioned but that uncertainty over his future contributed to Arsenal failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. It's Real and Barca. But to achieve the next step, the gap is shorter but it's more hard - to compete head to head against the big clubs in Europe, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus.

Barton, 34, played against Liverpool in Burnley's 2-1 defeat in March, and the former England worldwide says it's arguably the "worst side" he's ever faced at Anfield.

Klopp also believes his side were guilty of not being "confident enough in general" as he explained: "Obviously we are not confident enough in general, that's how it is".

Guardiola said his first season in the Premier League, "was what I expected".

Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Phillipe Coutinho solidified the Anfield club's spot in next year's most prestigious club competition, and Liverpool's Adam Lallana has claimed that it will help his side sign some "big players" over the summer.

'But if he doesn't think it's going to happen, like this year and next year they won't be in the Champions League, so it will be another year and it's not certain you will make the Champions League.

"He's [Wenger] nearly lost the cup final today because there is a big hole in their defence because Koscielny is a wonderful player and Gabriel is an able deputy", the Arsenal legend said on the BBC's Final Score programme.

"He's a player who is very important to us and has worked hard throughout the year for us".

"We are satisfied because we are in the Champions League".

Every game we try to give ourselves a chance. Until, for some reason, he changed his tune at the worst possible time.

"The players came back stronger in the last two months and I'm very proud of them for doing that".

"While we had a complete squad we were fighting for seventh place, reached 40 points and were 10th". But it's all good and we are prepared and we will see what will work out and what won't. We were safe with six games left. "So I don't understand really why the question over that commitment". "I don't know many that have done that".

  • Julie Sanders