The 30-year-old admits the team has failed and let the fans down this season with a fifth-place finish.

Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Chelsea means fourth place is now out of reach for last season’s beaten finalists.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have underperformed all season and it was only their current 10-match unbeaten run, which included a seven-win sequence, that gave them a long shot of qualifying for elite club competition. of Europe.

But his participation in the Europa League, the first time Klopp has not been in the top four in a full season at the club, has left Salah frustrated.

“I am totally devastated. There is absolutely no excuse for this,” Egypt said. internationalwho rarely makes public statements, he wrote on Twitter in a spirited post.

“We had everything we needed to get to the Champions League next year and we failed.

“We are Liverpool and qualifying for the competition is the minimum.

“Sorry, but it is too early for an uplifting or optimistic post.

Liverpool-Brentford – Premier League – AnfieldMohamed Salah has scored 30 goals this season (PA)

“We let you and ourselves down.”

In a disappointing season, Salah has yet to score 30 goals and is just one shy of becoming the first player in Premier League history to provide 20 goals and 10 assists in three seasons, which would surpass the record he shares with Thierry Henry. .

He is one shy of reaching 20 league goals in a season for the fifth time in six years at Liverpool (he scored 19 in the other) and if he manages to score on Sunday at Southampton he will become the first Liverpool player since Roger Hunt in 1965-66 to score 20 league goals for the third successive season.

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