"When you are at the end of the season, it can happen, but when there is this situation, the first person to answer for this is the coach".
Whilst Conte is not entirely responsible for our downfall, the Italian's attitude has been far from professional in recent times and his negative approach to games have also cost the team.
Newcastle United goalscorer Perez, meanwhile, said: 'It's been a great season and we're really happy to get 10th - we've all done a great job'.
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In the Premier League era, which began back in the 1992/93 season, Liverpool have managed to finish as runners-up on three occasions, each time behind a different club.
It's not a game all Gunner fans are looking forward to though as a 3-1 defeat to Leicester in their last outing meant they have now lost a staggering 13 league games this season.
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They've also scored just once in those four defeats - a goal by Ayoze Perez in a 2-1 loss at Watford. Newcastle are locked into a mid-table finish. We are very lucky the game was somewhat irrelevant in the end as Liverpool won (to confirm fourth).
Antonio Conte's side slumped to three unreplied goals to the Magpies and failed to qualify for next season's Champions League.
"I have a contract and I'm committed for this club", he insisted.
Newcastle clinched Premier League survival weeks ago and they might have taken their foot off of the gas with nothing to play for.
Asked what he had done wrong, Conte said: "The other team was more determined than us and I think that today I wasn't able to convey that determination to my players, to play the last game against Newcastle".