We all thought it was meant to be, but alas, it wasn’t.
Jurgen Klopp twice came within 90 minutes of a trophy in his debut season at the club, losing to Man City on penalties in the League Cup and to Sevilla in the Europa League.
The second was especially heartbreaking — the run to the final, Man Utd, Dortmund, Villarreal — they were games that will go down in history.
When Sturridge scored a stunner in the final to give us a half-time lead, it looked like we were going to do it. And then it all unraveled after the break.
Now Klopp has been speaking about that loss, admitting that the whole squad was still hurting.
“Of course I’ve had a lot of thoughts about this,” Klopp said (via Echo).
“It was long ago but it still feels bad. After the game I was not in the mood to think too much about the first half but later I did and it was obvious that we’d played a good game in the first half and we could have been in a clearer lead.
“We could have had a penalty for handball, all this stuff that you see afterwards. It’s not interesting because it’s over but as a human being it’s quite difficult to accept all this stuff. Of course you have moments when you still suffer a little bit.
“It was a hard night and a hard few days afterwards but it is in the past and like all games in the past if you can use them you should do.”