Liverpool 3-0 Boro: Klopp, Reds back in Champions League

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Georginio WijnaldumPhilippe Coutinho, and Adam Lallana scored goals as Liverpool ensured its UEFA Champions League status with a 3-0 win over relegated Middlesbrough.

The Reds finish fourth, a point ahead of Liverpool. Middlesbrough closes out the year in 19th, heading to the Championship off a 28-point season.

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Nathaniel Clyne nearly completed an acrobatic attempt to put Liverpool up early, but his flying shot was wide of the frame.

Boro was stubborn, but failed to make it to the break unscathed thanks Wijnaldum’s high arrow to the left of Guzan and inside the near post.

Coutinho went up 2-0 just after the break, sinking the hopes of Arsenal with an exquisite free kick. Standing yards outside the 18, the Brazilian put a wicked curl on his offering to leave Guzan flying through the air without any hope of finding the orb.

If there was any doubt left, Lallana took care of it when Fabio and Calum Chambers were caught skidding past a ball. Lallana ran onto it and beat Guzan to the far post.

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