Klopp relieved and proud to win Champions League at third attempt

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Published on June 2, 2019 - Duration: 01:35s

Klopp relieved and proud to win Champions League at third attempt

Jurgen Klopp feels “mostly relief” after his Liverpool topples Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.


Klopp relieved and proud to win Champions League at third attempt


(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL COACH, JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING: "I feel mostly relief, to be honest.

Relief for my family actually, because they are really close to me, you can imagine.

And the last seven times, six times we always flew on holiday with a silver medal that doesn't feel too cool and this is completely different this year, so it's for them as well.

And that's great.

I said already that for the supporters of course, but for our owners as well because they never put real pressure on us.

They appreciate the development, they see the steps we make.

For them as well it's great and yeah, for players.

We were all pretty much crying on the pitch because it was so emotional, it was so big.

It means so much to us." 2.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL COACH, JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING: "This is only the start for this group.

So it's still a wonderful age group.

They have the best time in their careers still ahead of them, so that's big.

For me, I am really happy, I am really happy.

Now I have a lot of silver medals and now I have a golden one.

So, it will be next to the silver medals in my house and that's cool.

But, mostly I am happy for all the other people.

But you see it, now in the dressing room everybody feels it but you cannot really (uses his hand to grasp the air), you really don't know what to do with it.

But tomorrow I am really sure that when we drive through the city then we all will realise what these boys have done.

That's the best moment, for sure." STORY: Juergen Klopp was a relieved man on Saturday (June 1) after Liverpool's 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final ended the German coach's miserable run of six defeats in cup finals.

Klopp guided Liverpool to last season's Champions League final, where they lost to Real Madrid, and also finished runner-up in the competition with Borussia Dortmund in 2013.

He also came out on the losing side in two German Cup finals, as well as a Europa League and League Cup final with Liverpool.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi helped Liverpool win their sixth top European title and earned Klopp his first major trophy since 2012.

Klopp said Liverpool, who took the battle for the Premier League title against Manchester City down to the final match of the season before eventually coming up short by one point, were just getting started.

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