He added that Liverpool hope to play in the Europa League for most of this season, not the Champions League. But his team arrived at Anfield on Saturday, winning seven games in a row and entering the top four.
"We haven’t been good enough for too long," the German coach said in summing up this season. "I think we made it very exciting. Seven weeks ago, I thought it was impossible. The boys behaved very well in that period.
"I think people like it, too. You can see that they are not angry with us today. They are looking forward to the new Premier League season and the European League season. Me too.