Manchester United rival Jose Mourinho insisted winning titles was all that matters. Find out more here. So I think I have to respect the ones that did it, and I have to respect the ambition of the ones that didn't.
Prizes include, a trip to Old Trafford to watch Man United take on Liverpool in the Premier League, tickets to Ireland's home games in the Six Nations, All Ireland football and hurling final tickets and much more. Mourinho is a great manager, but I'm more on the Klopp side.
"I felt this from the summer, our second position last season was a fantastic achievement, and people thought that because we finished second, the next season you will be in a situation where you are going to try to do better, and to do better than second is to be champion".
Mane has established himself as a key member of Jurgen Klopp's side after establishing an exciting partnership with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in the Liverpool FC attack.
The former Reds defender also added that the league table serves a good reminder of how things have worked out for both teams. Then Mourinho executed a tactical masterclass with a depleted team as Steven Gerrard slipped, Chelsea won at Anfield and Manchester City became champions. "We don't judge the points they have just the quality".
"I'm not so sure United have got that and they haven't shown it yet this season at all in any game whatsoever".
"I was never interested in the points of Manchester United and I am not today", he said on Friday. Liverpool, for the first time in recent - probably Premier League history - have the single outstanding centre-half in the country - and a goalkeeper that has genuinely plugged all the gaps they were leaking goals from - in seasons past.
"I love to go there, and totally respect that warm support from the fans to their team, and I like the feeling of the big matches. Mourinho, I think, was brilliant". United have already leaked 26 Premier League goals (they only conceded 28 in the whole of last term) and Opta tell us they haven't been this far behind Liverpool before Christmas in a season since 1990.
While they were always a force to be reckoned with going forwards, it was not until the January arrival of Virgil van Dijk that they looked more assured at the back.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has an injury crisis at right-back to solve ahead of the showdown with Manchester United on Sunday.