Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said salvaging Champions League qualification from a chaotic season was the "best feeling I could have dreamed of" after victory over Crystal Palace clinched third place.
The Reds' Premier League title disintegrated after Christmas and they fell timidly to Real Madrid in the Champions League but rallied to win their final five Premier League games to claim a prize that looked unlikely until the penultimate weekend of the season.
Liverpool were initially nervous but got the result they needed against Palace - who had Roy Hodgson taking charge for the final time - thanks to two goals from Sadio Mane in front of almost 10,000 home fans at Anfield.
"Outstanding. We wanted this feeling, this game, this atmosphere. Finishing the season in third is incredible," Klopp told BBC Radio 5 Live.
"Credit to the boys - I can't believe how it.