"These boys are so special" - Klopp delights in Premier League title celebrations
Liverpool lifted their first league title trophy for 30 years on Wednesday night at Anfield. Afterwards, Jürgen Klopp was in very high spirits, singing the praises of the phenomenal team unit he has created at the club.
Jordan Henderson treated us all to another ‘Hendo-shuffle’ trophy lift at the presentation ceremony after his Liverpool teammates had beaten Chelsea 5-3 on the night.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, Klopp insisted he had enjoyed a night of “incredible goals” and “super football”.
When asked how it felt to have lifted the Premier League trophy, Klopp said:
“Absolutely special… we don’t compare as we haven’t won it before. It could have been better [and] 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.”
When asked about the development of some of the Liverpool squad players throughout the 2019/20 campaign, Klopp made special mention of Naby Keïta and Curtis Jones.
“Each player who played now the majority of the games can improve, that’s how it is. The age group they are in, making better decisions, being clearer in whatever they do. Other players, they didn’t play that much – Naby is a good example of that, Curtis Jones is a good example of that. We don’t want to make it too big but he looks like kind of ready as well! That means we have space and we have potential for improvement and we will work on that. Obviously not tonight anymore but from whenever on. Now we have a party, then we have to recover, then we play Newcastle. We have 96 points and it would obviously be really nice if we could get 99. It will be difficult but who cares – tonight it was very difficult because Chelsea was so good and the boys did it anyway.”
Liverpool’s win meant they lifted the Premier League trophy when on 96 points. An apt number for such a momentous occasion.
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