Roy Keane has stated that Jurgen Klopp was ‘like a teenager’ on the Wembley pitch, after Liverpool beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup final on penalties.
For the second English domestic final running, Liverpool fans witnessed their players produce the goods in the capital by putting them through a nerve-racking final – and against the same opponents.
Alisson Becker and Kostas Tsimikas were the heroes on the day, with the Greek left-back scoring the crucial spot-kick that added to their League Cup triumph back in February.
As Tsimikas handed a second domestic trophy of the season for the Reds, Klopp was seen running with joy on the pitch, including his usual fist pumps toward his fans.
This is what Manchester United legend Keane made of Klopp’s actions after the full-time whistle, as he told ITV Sport.
“You look at Klopp’s reaction running on at the end there,” said Keane. “The passion he has for the football club. He has some brilliant players.
“But it all starts with Klopp. What he has done to that football club. The feel-good factor they have got. The squad of players they have. And they are set up for a special season, no doubt about it.
“You could see him here (on Klopp fist-pumping towards Liverpool fans). Not that I am a big fan of it.
“The winning goal, you see him sprinting on the pitch. He was like a teenager. And that rubs off on the players, of course.”
KLOPP IS A LIVERPOOL LEGEND AND BEYOND
Klopp is etching his name even deeper into Liverpool’s legendary history books.
If he continues down this current path, then there might be some who label him as the club’s greatest ever manager.
Bob Paisley and Bill Shankly are the dons sitting on top of the tree and Klopp can rightfully put his name next to theirs.
But the German is an icon on Merseyside and has helped transform a club back to its glory days after going three decades without the top-flight title.
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