Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was left disappointed after his side missed out on a top-four finish in the English Premier League (EPL).
The Reds defeated Chelsea 4-1 in the 32nd round of the 2022-2023 EPL at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, on Saturday (Sept. 26). Casemiro, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes, and Marcus Rashford each scored a goal. The Red Devils conceded a late goal to Joao Felix, but it didn’t affect the result.
With three points, United (72) moved into third place, ahead of Newcastle United (70). Going into the final round, both United and Newcastle have clinched a spot in the top four. An upset scenario for fifth-place Liverpool (66 points) is also off the table. With just four points separating them from sixth-place Brighton & Hove Albion (62), Liverpool will finish fifth regardless of the outcome of their final game 먹튀검증.
After battling Manchester City for the league lead in previous seasons, Liverpool will finish outside the top four for the first time in a long time. It’s been seven years since they finished eighth in 2015-2016, Jürgen Klopp’s first season in charge. For the first time since the 2016-2017 season, the club will miss out on the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
Salah, who hasn’t missed a UCL appearance since joining Liverpool, expressed his disappointment. Taking to his Twitter account after the game, he wrote: “Devastated. No excuses. We had everything we needed to qualify for the UCL next season and we failed. It is fundamental for Liverpool to be in the UCL. It’s not a time to post anything positive. We are sorry. We have let the fans down.”
Salah, who has struggled mightily this season, cannot escape blame for the failure to finish in the top four, but he has performed well compared to his early-season concerns. He has 19 goals and 11 assists in all competitions up to the 37th round of the league. Only Salah and Arsenal forward Xhaka (13 goals, 11 assists in 37 games) have surpassed 10 goals and 10 assists in the league this season.