Liverpool deserve to win the Champions League final after missing out on Premier League title, insists James Milner

James Milner is hoping Liverpool can redeem themselves after missing out on the Premier League and says they deserve to beat Tottenham in the Champions League final.

The Reds ended the season on 97 points – a club record haul – and with just one defeat, yet still didn’t win the Premier League title, as City retained their title by a single point.

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Liverpool’s stars were dejected after missing out on the Premier League

However, Liverpool could console themselves if they were to win the Champions League for a sixth time when they face Spurs in Madrid on June 1.

In one of the greatest comebacks in the competition’s history, Liverpool came from 3-0 down to beat La Liga champions Barcelona 4-0, while Lucas Moura scored a sensational hat-trick as Spurs stunned Ajax 3-2.

It will be the first English final since 2008, when Manchester United beat Chelsea and Milner is hopeful Liverpool will end the season with silverware.

“When you think of 30 wins out of 38, at the start of the season you’d like to think that’s good enough,” Milner told Liverpool’s website.

“But obviously that shows how good Man City are as well. It’s disappointing.

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Milner is hopeful Liverpool can win the Champions League

“We have to be proud of what we’ve achieved. Unfortunately it’s just short, but obviously what we did earlier in the week [versus Barcelona] gives us a chance to go and redeem ourselves and get a piece of silverware because I think everyone deserves a bit of silverware.”

“I think the team especially, these boys, how they grind out results.

He added: “The fans have been unbelievable all year, they’ve lifted us when we’ve needed them, they’ve stuck with us when it’s been tough in games and like I say, the boys deserve a bit of silverware, but the fans do too.”

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