Every word of Jurgen Klopp’s inspirational viral speech after Liverpool title loss – Liverpool FC
After Liverpool’s abysmal Premier League defeat on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp gave an inspirational speech promising to ‘react’ next season.
For those watching at home and at Anfield, the more than two-hour experience on Sunday night was a rollercoaster ride.
As Liverpool lost a goal, before tying Wolves and eventually sealing a 3-1 victory, Man City conceded twice at Aston Villa to battle for a 3-2 win.
At one point the Reds were on course for the title – but City’s three points at the Etihad made that impossible, and the way they did it made it all the more frustrating.
But as always, Klopp was on hand to lift his spirits after the match, with a brilliant speech in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.
“If you want to win big, you have to be ready to lose big. That’s what we did today,” the Liverpool manager said.
“You have to be ready for some tough decisions and they – sometimes, most often – go against you.
“You can’t do more than give your best and that’s what the boys have done again.
“I couldn’t be more proud of this group, it’s absolutely exceptional.
“With the amount of games we had to play, we chased probably the best team in the world, really all the way, it’s absolutely special.
“But it is about reacting. And of course we can’t react tomorrow in the league, but next year we can and will.
The season is not yet over for Liverpool, of course, with a Champions League final to be played against Real Madrid on Saturday night.
Hopefully the Reds will bring home a seventh European Cup in the victory parade held in the city the following day, to accompany the FA Cup and League Cup.
Regardless of their success in Paris, Klopp is convinced there were already ‘enough reasons’ to celebrate the last years of silverware with the fans in the right way.
“For me, that’s extremely important,” he said.
“Today we come here, it’s obviously not a lap of honor for us, it’s for the people. The parade is for the people and not for us.
“People deserve it. Not only did they have a pandemic in between and all those things that made life really difficult.
“No, but we have already won two trophies. If we win a third, fine, otherwise we win two trophies.
“We did not celebrate the championship [in 2019/20]so that’s already – and celebrating life, after all the garbage we’ve been through during the pandemic – reason enough for me.
“If people don’t understand it, I think I appreciate it a little more, to be honest.
“Because it’s just for us.
“If people on the outside don’t understand how special this club is, I can’t help them.
“If you want to have a club with real passion, where you can also be really involved from the heart and not just other things, then you have to be part of Liverpool.”