Juergen Klopp helped Liverpool to win League Cup and FA Cup. The team fell short in the Premier League title race, finishing a point behind champions Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Juergen Klopp guided Liverpool to clinch League Cup and FA Cup
- Klopp had previously won Manager of the Year awards in 2019-20
- Liverpool fell short by just one point in Premier League title race
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has been recognised for his team’s unprecedented performances this season. The German bagged the League Managers Association (LMA) and Premier League Manager of the Year awards.
The Reds won the League Cup and FA Cup earlier this year and will now meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 29 (IST). Liverpool just fell short in the Premier League title race, finishing a point behind champions Manchester City.
“It’s a great honour and it was an insane season,” Klopp was quoted as saying. “The last matchday when only two games were meaningless and in the rest, we all played for absolutely everything. It was not the best outcome for us, but we are already over it.”
Klopp emerged as the Premier League’s Manager of the Year winner from a shortlist that included Thomas Frank (Brentford), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Eddie Howe (Newcastle United) and Patrick Vieira (Crystal Palace).
It is the second time the German has won both honours, having previously claimed in 2019-20.
Liverpool came from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 at Anfield on the final day of the Premier League, thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Robertson.
However, Manchester City’s three goals in five minutes against Aston Villa’s two goals meant Guardiola’s team edged the title race by a single point and Liverpool’s quadruple dream shattered. Salah and Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) shared the Golden Boot and Alisson Becker and Ederson (Manchester City) were jointly named for Golden Glove.
The Reds still have a chance to complete a cup treble, with Real Madrid awaiting in Paris for the Champions League final.