Jurgen Klopp sent an emotional message to Liverpool supporters as the club were crowned Premier League champions.
Liverpool put themselves on the brink of glory with a 4-0 thumping of Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening.
And their coronation was confirmed when Chelsea beat Man City 2-1 to end Pep Guardiola’s grip on the trophy.
Liverpool were last champions of England in 1990. But the party can now get started after their 30-year wait was finally ended.
In an emotional interview with Sky Sports, Klopp was clearly a proud man after reflecting on their achievement.
“I have no words, it’s unbelievable,” Klopp said. “Becoming champions with this club is unbeliebale. It’s for [Sir] Kenny [Dalglish], it’s for Stevie [Gerrard]. You’re all legends. We all admire you. It’s easy for me to motaivate the team beacsue of our history. This is for you all!”
Liverpool’s glory was confirmed after City were beaten at Stamford Bridge.
Asked for his thoughts on the game, Klopp continued: “The game at Chelsea was really tense tonight, it was unbelievable. I didn’t want to be involved really. But when you watch it, you are anyway really. There was big chances at both ends. It was intense, the penalty situation…
“But it’s an incredible achievement of my players. What they did over the last two or three years is exceptional. It is a pure joy for me to coach them.”
Klopp fights back the tears
Klopp was clearly getting emotional by this stage and continued: “It’s quite an achievement, but I feel overral relief. The big three-month gap, I did not know how we’d come back. There’s no easy games in the Premier League….
“I was very happy last night and that gave me the 100% feeling we will be fine. That was important for the players and tonight is for the fans.
“This is for you. I hope you stay at home and celebrate. It’s all here. We’ve done it together. It’s a joy to do it for you.”
Klopp added: “I could not be more proud of my coaching staff. Ever since we arrived it’s been an amazing ride. It’s more than I ever dreamed of.”
Holding back the tears, he concluded: “I’m sorry gentleman. All the best.”
Klopp, meanwhile, has reportedly ordered a £54m bid for an Italian defender. Read more here.