Few men in the world football seem as satisfied at the moment as Jurgen Klopp, the Anfield messiah. After guiding Liverpool to it’s first Premier League title in 30 years, Klopp himself seems extremely excited and not quite himself.
Liverpool manager has been crowned the LMA manager of the year after a record-breaking campaign which saw the Reds smash all sorts of records and collecting 99 points in the process, second only to Man City’s historic 2017-18 tally.
However, Klopp in his frenzy called perhaps the most unexpected person to celebrate his unprecedented title win.
Klopp called me at 3:30 in the morning-
The former Man U boss has been the most legendary Premier League manager of all time and his 13 PL titles in a period of 25 years are a testimony to that. He also won the League Managers Association (LMA) Manager of the year award a record 5 times.
He is also credited with bringing to the fore some of the greatest footballing talents like Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, and David Beckham. Klopp seems to be following in his footsteps as he too focusses on developing players instead of indulging in a high spending cash spree. The rise of Salah, Mane, and Van Dijk are a testament to this ability of the German.
"I'll forgive you for waking me up at half-past 3 in the morning to tell me you'd won the league!" 👀😂
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 28, 2020
“Jurgen, fantastic. We speak about Leeds spending 16 years in the Championship, but Liverpool, 30 years since winning that league, incredible,” the former Manchester United manager told Sky Sports News.
“You thoroughly deserved it, but the performance level of your team was outstanding,” said Ferguson. He further went on to say that he has forgiven Klopp for what was a bizarre late-night interruption.
The Twitterati, as usual, had funny reactions on the news.
United fans seeing SAF congratulate Klopp 🙈 pic.twitter.com/lOEUrkuCVx
— Don Daig (@Don_Daig) July 28, 2020
What’s next for Klopp and his men-
The Reds have been basking in the glory of what has been a historic campaign. The individual honors too have been coming in plenty. Jordan Henderson has recently been named FWA player of the year and is a frontrunner for PFA player of the season too, along with his teammates Mane and Van Dijk.
Being out of the UEFA Champions League means the real challenge for Liverpool starts in September when they will look to defend their title against the mighty Man City and resurgent Man U and Chelsea.
Klopp would look to fix his midfield woes for the coming season. Transfer rumors of Phillipe Coutinho coming back to Liverpool would surely seem a great first step in that direction after the fiasco that Coutinho was at Barca.
But, as for now Klopp and his men can surely sleep soundly and have a bit of a break. After all, they have finally freed the Anfield walls of the haunting sounds of ‘Next year will be our year.’