"We were playing in a hostile environment", the Frenchman told reporters of his side's hard mid-season period.
Barton, 34, played against Liverpool in Burnley's 2-1 defeat in March, and the former England global says it's arguably the "worst side" he's ever faced at Anfield.
"We are satisfied because we are in the Champions League".
Liverpool have already proved they will be able to mix it with "big teams" in the Champions League, according to Milner, who believes their involvement in the competition can help bring consistency throughout next season. But playing in those sort of occasions and in those big games is important. "For a few weeks we knew that's the maximum we can achieve and we did it".
The 67-year-old would only say say his future would be sorted out "soon". It's about putting yourselves in those situations.
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But now he's on his way to Saudi Arabia, to Israel, to Rome, to Brussels and Sicily, with a hugely ambitious agenda. The president is scheduled to meet with the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, which is led by Saudi Arabia.
On his ambitions for the close-season transfer window, Koeman said: "First of all we need more numbers in to be prepared for a long, tough season with different competitions". "Our points total is decent if you look at it over the years".
"Last year we were more Jekyll and Hyde - we could be brilliant one week and awful the next".
"That is another side to our squad". Middlesbrough, who thought they should have had a penalty with the score at 0-0, finished as the lowest Premier League scorers this season with 27 goals. Klopp's men are travelling to Australia to face Sydney FC at the ANZ Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The former England global has performed his role without complaint but it is no secret he would rather play in midfield - part of the reason he left City for Anfield was in the belief he would be deployed more centrally.
Wenger suggested his decision not to take part in the post-match lap of appreciation had been influenced by fears of a negative reaction from fans.
Philippe Coutinho wants to establish a legacy at Liverpool rather than leave and be "another player" at Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid. It is understood the offer of a two-year contract has been on the table for months. "It's up to him".