From heartache to heart-filling moments for the Liverpool squad, Jurgen Klopp spoke of his pride to be involved in this club and city.
Speaking with LFC TV, the 54-year-old said: “I’m proud of the players but I’m proud of these people, to be honest. Unbelievable. Yesterday in the stadium some things happened that nobody understood, our families were in trouble, all these kinds of things.
“Now we come here and see this, when you see the eyes of the people, it’s incredible. That’s the best sign you can get: you don’t have to win, you just need to put all that you have in, really throw everything on the pitch and the people of Liverpool love you.
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“We celebrate life, we celebrate the season, we celebrate our competitions, we celebrate the championship [of 2020].
“I love you all! And I’m not drunk, not a little bit, just emotional!”
It was lovely to hear that the boss is able to take step back and take in the bigger picture on this whole matter.
So many (jealous) rival clubs will scoff at us having a bus parade the day after losing a Champions League final but we all know it was the best tonic for everyone.
This squad deserves celebrating and our supporters realise that, no matter how much you think you love us Jurgen – we love you more!
You can watch Klopp’s comments courtesy of LFCTV (via @HendersonXtra on Twitter):
— . (@HendersonXtra) May 29, 2022
‘Paris should be ashamed’ – Fan accounts of police aggression, ‘UEFA’s incompetence’ & the Champions League final as it unfolded
I’m not sure if many people are aware that the kettling of Liverpool fans took place at the Liverpool end and up the road near the Real Madrid end. Same process, create a cage and restrict the exit with vans and police thugs then allow one fan out at a time after a ticket check and body search while fans continue to surge unsuspecting into the cage. We were there for two hours.
We finally got into the perimeter 45 minutes before kickoff via the bridge across the canal only to find gate B closed. When the gate opened 15 minutes after the original start time we were near the railing, the crowd surged forward and we were taken with it to be crushed and dragged along the railings. We lost our son and my wife was black and blue with bruises. I managed to drag her out of the melee but got a bloodied black eye trying to lift a gentleman off the ground who was being trampled.
We united on the concourse, my wife sobbing uncontrollably like many other, my son traumatised and me bleeding and raging while the chaos went on around us.
All we could think about was how we were going to out safely after the match given the police and the locals considered us the enemy and fair game. Those lads on the pitch deserved better after the season they’ve given us, I’m so glad of the turnout at the parade. We love them and they know it.