Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed his emotional reaction to Southampton’s 1-0 win against Liverpool was down to a personal achievement against Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
Danny Ings’ fine early strike against his old club was enough for the Saints to take all three points against the champions.
After the game, Hasenhuttl fell to the turf in celebration before climbing back to his feet with tears in his eyes.
The Austrian said the reaction was down to him finally taking points off Klopp as a coach.
Hasenhuttl said: “It says everything and says we had an unbelievable mentality today, even more than they have.
“We never give up and try to the end to turn things around. We showed it is possible to win against such teams and we did it in a fantastic way. they we can do and finally we needed to have a perfect evening and it was one.
“The good thing is you don’t expect to take points from this team so that is like bonus points. For sure, it all comes together with the belief to take this win really.
Klopp result a landmark for Has
“Until 80 minutes or so you think you have done a good job so far, but there is still a long way to go with winning and then with my history with Jurgen, he is the only coach I have never taken points off.
“So I was joking with him one month or two months ago when we had the Premier League meeting and I said ‘I want to have the chance to take a point off you!’
“It is just a perfect evening. Because of the effort they maybe deserved to take a point but that is not important today. You take it and that is it.”