Klopp in amusing quip after learning Aubameyang shares Golden Boot

Date published: Monday 13th May 2019 10:27 - James Marshment

Jurgen Klopp admitted he was surprised to learn Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had fired himself level with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to take a three-way share of the Golden Boot.

All three forwards finished on 22 goals for the season – with Sergio Aguero just behind on 21 – with Gabon striker Aubameyang netted twice in Arsenal’s 3-1 win at Burnley to draw himself level.

Having seen his side beat Wolves 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday, but missing out on the title despite a 97-point haul, Klopp at least, or so he thought, consoled himself with the knowledge that at least Liverpool had the Premier League’s two top goalscorers.

However, after being told his former Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang had netted twice at Turf Moor to make it a three-way tie, Klopp had an amusing response.

He said: “Do we have the two top goalscorers, right?

“Oh, Auba scored twice again? At Burnley? Wow, I never would have expected that.

“How do they do that now, do they make three golden boots? Or everybody gets it for three months?

“So, all my players, eh?”

The Liverpool manager, meanwhile, sent his congratulations to Manchester City for their title success and turned his attentions towards Champions League glory.


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