Dalglish pays emotional tribute to Klopp as Liverpool title wait ends

Date published: Thursday 25th June 2020 11:08 - James Marshment

Jurgen Klopp

Sir Kenny Dalglish took the time to praise Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool’s long wait to be champions of England finally ended.

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.


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Asked by BT Sport how it felt after an 11,000 day wait, Dalglish joked: “If you’d told me it’d be that long, I’d have been arrested and sectioned!

“But, no Jurgen Klopp – it’s all about him. He takes the credit! It’s been very positive all the way. He’s been fantastic – he epitomises everything about this club. He truly deserves it.

“When he came in, it was a fantastic coup. When he came in, he was unbelievable. Brendan [Rodgers] was a little unlucky….! But it’s not a one-off. They’ve been at it, around about it for a few years. Onwards and upwards.

“Last year they were a point out, this year they’ve only lost once. It’s truly deserved.

“The fans are hugely important to this football club. Everyone within the club respects them and they’re a big part of this football club. The pubs open soon, I’m sure they’ll be a big party.



“It’s disappointing the’re not there at Anfield to see us lift the trophy, but they’ll make up for it for sure.”

Addressing the BT Sports pundits, he joked: “And by the way, I didn’t see Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker jumping up and down in the studios!”


Dalglish on what makes Liverpool champions


Dalglish also said the Liverpool players and owners also deserved all the plaudits coming their way and added: “They win this with solidarity. Liverpool from top to bottom. The owners have been so supportive, and they’re a big part of that.

“Man City losing Vincent Kompany was a big factor, they lost one of the best in him. It’s hard to say Liverpool will dominate again. They (City) will be back stronger next season; so too Man Utd. It’s hard to see a period of domination…”

Dalglish added: “What you can say is there’s no big egos at Liverpool, no ‘Jack the Lads’. They’re all very generous, humble and genuine human beings. It’s very much deserved.”

Klopp, meanwhile, has reportedly ordered a £54m bid for an Italian defender. Read more here.


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