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Thiago Alcantara has agreed with Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool must prove they deserve to be in the Champions League again next season.
The Reds picked up a disappointing 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Saturday afternoon. Sadio Mane opened the scoring already in the 3rd minute, however in the last minutes Joe Willock equalised the score.
After the match Thiago told BT Sport: “We have no words to explain the disappointment we have. The will to win, the desire to win is a very big part of the competition. We had a lot of chances to win in the first half.
“We tried to play our game. That was the key today. It worked very good in the first half, we created many spaces and created a lot of chances.
“It doesn’t change that we want to win and want to be in the Champions League but for that we have to deserve to be there.”
Klopp also said his team have to learn if they are to achieve a place in next season’s Champions League. He told BT Sport: “I don’t think you can create many better chances than we did. We scored a wonderful goal but didn’t finish the game off.
“They deserved the goal because they had scored before…we didn’t even take the present. We were lucky with VAR today and gave another chance away, it makes no sense and it’s really tough to take. Why it happened I don’t know.
“It’s a point but it feels like a defeat. Today I didn’t see that we deserved to play in the Champions League next year.
“We have another five games and we will see what we can do. We learn, or we don’t play Champions League.”