Liverpool Wins The English League Cup, Klopp Enjoys His “Most Special Trophy”


There was no stopping the grin on Jurgen Klopp’s face. Deep into extra time on Sunday at Wembley, the English League Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool remained deadlocked at zero points. There would be a penalty shootout.

However, when emotions mounted, Klopp turned to face the supporters, relished the occasion, and grinned widely. Maybe he knew what was about to happen. That Virgil van Dijk was going to score the game’s winning goal in the 118th minute to eventually overcome Chelsea’s resistance and give Liverpool a record-tying tenth League Cup triumph. Maybe not.

If I could see my objectives arriving, it would be awesome. That would calm down a lot of my life’s events,” Klopp remarked later, his voice raspy following the raucous celebrations that followed the presentation of his seventh trophy as Liverpool’s manager.

Klopp Opens Up About Seeing A New Generation Of Liverpool Players

This Wembley final may be Klopp’s final one with the team as he steps down after the season. He claimed he was just soaking it in and seeing a new generation of players that could end up being his legacy long after he is gone. “It was fantastic… We may never see anything like what I saw today. It’s that extraordinary. It’s not that I’m watching from the sidelines; it’s just that these things don’t happen in football.

It’s without a doubt the most meaningful award I’ve ever earned in my more than 20 years of existence. It is very remarkable. The 32-year-old captain of Liverpool, Van Dijk, may have created the game-winning moment, but Klopp was more excited by the actions of several young players who were called in to lessen Liverpool’s long injury list. Of his victorious team, seven were younger than 21.