‘I just could not stop crying’ – Jurgen Klopp recalls the moments after dramatic Premier League title triumph


‘I just could not stop crying’ – Jurgen Klopp recalls the moments after dramatic Premier League title triumph

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp shared about his thoughts and feelings, when his team eventually secured their first Premier League title after 30 long years.

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Liverpool has risen over the last two seasons as the dominant force in England. Klopp has managed to shake the whole of England claiming a first league title since 1989-90 season with the Merseyside squad.

The Reds have set a number of English-top flight records including the most consecutive home wins (23), the largest point lead at the end of a match week. They also matched the Premier League record of 18 consecutive wins breaking Manchester City’s record.

The Merseyside secured their title after Chelsea won against City, putting Liverpool impossible to catch. They ended the season 18-point above second-placed Manchester City.

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Klopp recalls the moment with his wife, Ulla when he was just counting minutes for one of the most dramatic moments in football’s history.

Klopp explains in LFCTV’s ‘Golden Sky: Klopp’s Champions’ documentary:

“Counting the minutes, it was just incredible and absolutely one of the best football moments I’ve ever had in my life with not being in a stadium.

“Because we were there together you could see each face. Players were sitting there; some couldn’t really watch it and stuff like this. We were all like this and it was absolutely exceptional.

“You have no idea how it will feel before it happens. It was pure joy! Massive relief in the next second and then I started crying. So, I went and called Ulla.

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“I called my family 10 seconds before the end of the game so they watched it together. ‘OK, I love you all’ and I put the phone down on the table. I said, ‘Leave your phone on so you can see what happens here!’

“Then I wanted to speak to Ulla and couldn’t. I had her on the phone but I just was crying. I didn’t know why it happened,had no idea. Was proud of and I was worried about it, but I couldn’t stop. I have never in my life had a situation when I just couldn’t stop crying.” – the 53-year old expressed.

“I didn’t know exactly why, so I just went for a few minutes in my room because didn’t want to show everybody when I stood around there and couldn’t stop crying.

“Then I realised step-by-step and step-by-step obviously there was some pressure! Which I don’t really feel when I’m in the situation but being manager of this club is a big honour – I see it as pure luck – but it was some responsibility, let me say it like this.

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“And obviously that fell off my shoulders in that moment and that must have been the reason for it. It was very strange, very good, very emotional, a very special moment in my life.” – Klopp concluded.

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