Landing 76 points and fourth place is a significant improvement on last season, although changes will still be needed to help keep pace with the rest of the league's best teams and deal with the extra football in Europe.
Rating out of 10: 7
In the very first half of football this season Liverpool had clearly been second best away to Arsenal. 1-0 down, it could and should have been more. Just before half-time, Philippe Coutinho unleashed a trademark free kick of curl and power to equalise....
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper.
Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid
Alexandre Lacazette has agreed to leave Lyon this summer and sign for Atletico Madrid, subject to the Spanish club's...
And just like that, the 2016-17 Premier League came to an end. It has been a campaign of highs and lows, as Iain Macintosh points out.
Eighteen months ago, Chelsea were sliding toward the relegation zone, with Jose Mourinho apparently as welcome in the dressing room as an outbreak of trench foot. After five months of drift under Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte was charged with fixing them. And it has to be said, he has done a pretty decent job. That dressing room has bitten many a manager in...
With 45 minutes gone, Anfield was threatening to be consumed by tension and anxiety, but Georginio Wijnaldum's strike in first-half stoppage time settled the nerves and the Reds ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Middlesbrough in the end to secure a well-deserved place in the top four.
In recent times Liverpool have often fluffed their lines on the big occasion, so getting the job done under pressure this time this was a big step in the right direction.
Within seconds of the final whistle blowing at Anfield, the PA system rang out with "The Boys are Back in Town" as the stadium began to celebrate Liverpool's return to the Champions League with a 3-0 home victory against Middlesbrough.
The Anfield DJ had plenty of options -- "The Long and Winding Road" might have been more appropriate -- but he went for the Thin Lizzy hit to reflect both the joy and relief after Liverpool secured a top-four Premier League finish for only the second time in eight...