Jurgen Klopp joked that he hoped a statue of him won’t be erected at Anfield anytime soon, as he wants to “live for 30 or 40 years”.
Liverpool claimed a first English league title in 30 years when Manchester City lost to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Klopp’s side have been champions-elect since December, but the German revealed finally getting over the line was a special moment, that he was able to share with his family despite being separated from them.
“I called my family 10 seconds before the final whistle. We had a Facetime call,” he said on Friday afternoon. ”I told them I loved them, they told me they loved me. It’s sad I can’t be with them. I told them to leave it on. It was a really nice moment.
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“I cannot answer all the messages I got but I can read all of them and that is what I will do in the next few days.”
Liverpool look set to smash Manchester City’s record haul of 100 points before the end of the campaign.
“The players wanted to write their own history and stories so they were ready not to compare us with those great figures in this club,” Klopp added.
“We were unbelievably good last year and smashing this record is absolutely exceptional. It is really difficult to get there.”
On whether he will get a statue like the Reds’ previous title-winning managers, Klopp joked: “They all got theirs when they were not here. I want to live for 30 or 40 years!”
And Klopp is confident Liverpool will not lose the hunger for silverware.
He added: “We won some stuff but they are still humble and as long as they stay humble we have a chance of being successful.”
Klopp also reserved praise for the fans too, saying: “I know it means the world to them – it means the world to me.
“It’s massive and what I love is when you have a successful football club in your city it gives the whole city a lift. I am really happy for our people.”
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