In his post-match press conference after the Champions League final in Madrid, Jurgen Klopp was asked about Manchester City and their season.
The German manager turned it around as a bit of a joke at the expense of the Sky Blues. “Our head physio [Lee Nobes] worked for Manchester City at the start of the year but he wanted to win the Champions League,” he said – as per Evening Standard reporter David Lynch.
Before Klopp quickly quipped: “No – it’s a joke!”
This type of one liner is typical of our manager – he’s always looking to get a reaction out of people, but rarely tries to rub people up the wrong way.
Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners in Madrid against Tottenham Hotspur through goals by Mohamed Salah and super sub Divock Origi.
The victory in the Spanish capital delivered the first major piece of silverware in the Klopp era and Liverpool’s sixth title in Europe’s elite most competition.
The boss went on to talk further about the Reds’ triumph. “It’s for all the people around the world, in the stadium with us, they are now celebrating like crazy,” he’s quoted as saying by David Lynch.
“You know what people said about a couple of players in this team. Jordan Henderson is captain of the Champions League winners 2019,” Klopp continued.