Liverpool striker Mo Salah said he was heartbroken on Monday after missing out on the Premier League title by just one point after losing just one game all season on Sunday.
The Reds accumulated 97 points, a total that would have seen them crowned champions 116 times in 119 English league campaigns.
But Manchester City finished with 98 points to retain the title they won with 100 points last term.
Salah scored 22 goals as Jurgen Klopp’s manne fell short of a first league title since 1990 with a record of 30 wins, seven draws and a single loss.
And the Egyptian says: “We only lost one [Premier League] game all season.
“We gave everything. We got 97 points. We will fight next season for the title.”
Given the standard City has set in the last two seasons, boss Klopp says his Reds will have to be near-perfect to win the title next season.
The German says: “People might say we could have done this or that but not really, I don’t think [we could have done any more]. When your opponent is City, it’s difficult. They couldn’t get rid of us and we couldn’t get rid of them.
“Being second in the Premier League is not what I wanted but we have to see it as the first step for this team. As long as City are around with the quality they have, the financial power and all that stuff, it’s not like any other team will pass them easily. That’s clear.
"So we need to be very, very close to perfection to win the Premier League.”
Liverpool can still lift the Champions League trophy this season when they take on Tottenham in Madrid on 1 June.