Aston Villa made life difficult for Liverpool but came up short in yet another defeat, leaving Dean Smith frustrated.
Liverpool were made to work hard for their win over Aston Villa but Jurgen Klopp felt they showed the spirit of champions.
Goals from Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones settled a game in which champions Liverpool were far from their best against Aston Villa.
There were many suitors for Virgil van Dijk when he was at Southampton, but the defender chose Liverpool because of their manager.
Kai Havertz is reportedly looking to resolve his future following Bayer Leverkusen's DFB-Pokal final loss to Bayern Munich.
James Milner mengakui bahawa tinggalkan Liverpool mungkin menjadi pilihannya sewaktu musim pertama The Reds dibimbing Jurgen Klopp selepas diminta bermain di luar posisi sebenar.
Curtis Jones, who has made eight appearances in all competitions for Liverpool this season, has signed a new contract.
Holders Liverpool are out of the Champions League and Jurgen Klopp expects Manchester City or Bayern Munich to take the trophy.
Jurgen Klopp has explained why he tries not to shout "like crazy" at his players, even though defeats never get easier to take.
Liverpool midfielder James Milner has played a big part in the club's recent success after spending a season at left-back.