Klopp breaks into song as he reflects on huge triumph for Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrated his side’s Champions League glory by breaking out into song during a television interview.

Klopp ended a run of six successive final defeats and claimed a first trophy as Reds boss when his side beat Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid.

It was also the club’s sixth European Cup title, taking them third on to the all-time list behind Real Madrid and AC Milan and he commemorated the achievement by tinkering with the lyrics to Salt-N-Pepa’s Let’s Talk About Sex song.

Talking to former Barnsley and Sheffield United striker Jan Aage Fjortoft, who works for Norwegian television station Viasport, Klopp was mid-answer when he was struck by a musical mood.

He said: “There are always a couple of people who can tell you, ‘Yeah, but you didn’t win’, but now….. ‘Let’s talk about six, baby, let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the good things and all the bad things there may be.”

Klopp was surprisingly calm in the post-match press conference given he had ended a run of six straight cup final defeats.

Perhaps it was because the Liverpool manager took most pleasure from the happiness it brought to those around him.

“I only want to enjoy that we won it,” he said.

“All the rest is not important.

“It’s for all the people around the world, in the stadium. They are with us and they are now celebrating like crazy and we will have this tomorrow in Liverpool and we will celebrate together (at the parade).

“We will have a sensational night. I feel mostly relieved, to be honest. Relieved for my family because they are pretty close to me, as you can imagine.

“Six times we always flew on holiday with a silver medal. That doesn’t feel too cool.

“And this is completely different, so this is for them as well. It’s for our supporters, of course, but also our owners as well because they never put real pressure on us.

“They appreciate the development; they see the steps we make. It’s for them as well. It’s great. For the players, we were all pretty much crying on the pitch because it was so emotional, it was so big.

“It meant so much to us but I should have probably said, first of all, I know how Tottenham feels better than anybody else in the world.

“They played a sensational season as well and they would have deserved it as well.

“But tonight we scored goals in the right moment, but I told Poch directly after the game that he should be really proud of what they did this year as well.”

Oft-criticised captain Jordan Henderson and experienced James Milner were picked out for particular praise in the post-match press conference, when the magnitude of Liverpool’s achievement did not appear to have sunk in.

“It feels really good, but I am much calmer than I thought I would be when it finally happened,” Klopp said with a smile.

“It was not important really to touch the cup or whatever. I love the pictures when the boys held it aloft.

“I saw a few faces in the stands. That is what gave me everything I need.

“But tomorrow, going to Liverpool and having something to celebrate is big and I am really looking forward to that.”

 

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