Jurgen Klopp struck a defiant tone following his harrowing loss to a league title, as brutal as it could have been. Jurgen Klopp called upon his players to vent their frustrations at Real Madrid and gloss over a remarkable season with a Champions League victory. Jurgen Klopp was delighted, especially with Liverpool’s mental fortitude in the second half. Liverpool’s efforts were praised at the full-time whistle, with Jurgen Klopp and his side doing the usual lap around the pitch, but another chapter is yet to be written in this season’s book.
Plus, let us not forget this marked another season where Jurgen Klopps failed to break his trophy drought on Merseyside, once again overseeing a big final where his Liverpool team came out on second best. Cruel, too: The defeat was only the second time the Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team had lost a title having collected over 90 points, and that is THE ONE time it has ever happened in all top-flight history. Manchester City’s 3-goal blitz stole the Premier League away from them just when it looked like Liverpool was inching closer to their third trophy of the campaign. However, Jurgen Klopp is convinced that it is still going to happen after an extraordinary campaign. Klopp was confident that his players had the staying power to make a final push in their 63rd match of a movement that had already seen them lift the League Cup and the FA Cup.
Jurgen Klopp says reaching a third Champions League final in five seasons with Liverpool feels just as good as the first after his side recovered from a punishing first-half deficit to defeat Villarreal on an emotional evening in eastern Spain. Yet, while Pep Guardiola has once again failed to lift the Champions League with Man City, with Manchester Citys exit at the hands of Real Madrid, despite leading 5-3 aggregate going into the 90th minute in the return leg at the Bernabeu, coming under the shadow of Jurgen Klopp leading Liverpool to their third final in five years, whether by coincidence or not, maybe the Etihad is not the place to look when discussing the most excellent managers in the world. Given that Pep Guardiola’s Man City contract is up next summer, he may have to accept a loss in his attempt to bring a Champions League to the Etihad.
If Jurgen Klopp’s ability to go out swinging and smile after such a severe loss, you can bet your bottom dollar he would have taken Tottenham’s result in his stride as well. When Manchester City imploded in a mad-cap evening at the Bernabeu, you can bet Jurgen Klopps was laughing with his beers.