Klopp bids farewell to Liverpool with a win over Wolves

Liverpool beat Wolverhampton 2:0 at Anfield in the team's final game of the season and last under manager Jurgen Klopp. The German specialist announced back in January that this would be his farewell campaign at the head of the Merseysiders and today he said an emotional and final goodbye to the entire club and supporters of The Reds.

Determined to please their manager in his final game on the bench, the hosts pressed from the start. In the 28th minute, Wolves remained in a reduced squad after the red card to Nelson Semedo, who made a dangerous tackle to Alexis McAllister. It was the world champion with Argentina who gave Liverpool the lead in the 34th minute after scoring one of his rare goals with a header from Harvey Elliott's cross from the right. The score swelled soon after with Jarell Quansah's strike - the defender's second after his against Aston Villa earlier in the week.

After the break, the Merseysiders were predictably in control of events on the pitch and made a number of more missed opportunities in an attempt to send Klopp off with an even bigger result. In the end, the match ended 2:0 to Liverpool, who were playing for nothing in their last outing but their manager, who is leaving Anfield after almost nine years in charge of the club. The Reds finish third in the final standings with 82 points, nine behind new-old champions Manchester City. Wolves is in 14th position with 46 points.

After the match, emotions ran high as Klopp bid farewell to his coaching staff, players and fans of his beloved club. He leaves Anfield as Premier League champions in 2019/20 and Champions League winners in 2019. In CL, the German played in two more finals in 2018 and 2022 (both lost to Real Madrid), and in his last campaign at the helm won the League Cup for the second time as manager of the team after overtime drama with Chelsea.

The Blues from London meanwhile secured participation in the European tournaments after a home win over Bournemouth with 2:1. Manchester United remained eighth in the table after winning 2:0 away at Brighton, but Newcastle also saw off Brentford 4:2 and the Red Devils will have to rely on an FA Cup final triumph over their city rivals Manchester City to play in Europe next season.

The three teams that entered the Premiership were relegated this season - Sheffield United, Burnley and Luton. Two of the places for the next campaign are filled - Leicester and Ipswich enter directly from the Championship, and the third team will be determined by the clash between Ilia Gruev Jr.'s Leeds United and Southampton.

All results from the last round of 38 in the Premier League:

Arsenal - Everton 2:1

Brentford - Newcastle 2:4

Brighton - Manchester United 0:2

Burnley - Nottingham Forest 1:2

Chelsea - Bournemouth 2:1

Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 5:0

Liverpool - Wolverhampton 2:0

Luton - Fulham 2:4

Manchester City - West Ham 3:1

Sheffield United - Tottenham 0:3. /BGNES