By Kiptanui Rutto
Jurgen Klopp must be the happiest person in the world. The ‘special’ feeling of lifting the Premier League trophy after beating Chelsea 5-3 in their final home game of the season.
The champions’ crowning moment of glory started with their 31st win with goals by Naby Keita, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sealing a record-breaking campaign. Chelsea had a goal from Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic.
The jubilant manager said it feels absolutely special to have got his hands on the trophy. While addressing reporters during a post-match press conference at Anfield, Klopp said they don’t compare as they haven’t won it before.
“It could have been better, we know that and it could have been worse if we had not won. These boys are so special. I couldn’t be more proud of them throwing in a performance like this tonight on the pitch in an open game, obviously, but nice, nice goals. Incredible goals, super football in moments and I loved the game so we could enjoy so far and will enjoy the rest of the night,” he said.
Commenting on the trophy presentation, Klopp said it was absolutely great as it made it even more special that the families could be in the stadium. Initially, the families were not allowed for the game, but for the trophy lift it was allowed.
“We knew they were in the stadium, but because of the lights we didn’t see them, but I knew my family, which I didn’t see for a pretty long time, was here tonight, which made it even more special because you want to share these moments with loved ones,” he said adding, “all my loved ones were around me with the players, the staff and the people I work with. My family means a lot to me, so it was really, really special in that moment. I loved the moment, and the boys did.”
Klopp said it is strange when you stand on a stage and there is nobody, but not as many as you would imagine in a situation like that. He commented the organisers for making the best of it.
“If it would have been the last game win today and we are champions, then we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go on the Kop. I was never on the Kop before, it was pretty special and I think it makes sense in the moment when the people are not in that we use the Kop to celebrate it with them together in our hearts. It was really good,” he said.
Liverpool was crowned English Premiere League champions Wednesday 22nd July evening after gurning 96 points at the 37th game awaiting the final game with Newcastle on Sunday 26th this month. There closest rivals Manchester City have 78 points.