Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was recently asked about his favourite moment in the Premier League. He had an immediate answer to that.
Following the decision of top division clubs in the First Division of England to secede from the Football League and take advantage of a lucrative television rights auction, the Premier League was started in 1992.
The competition has gone on to become the most popular and lucrative domestic league in Europe. It celebrates thirty years this season.
What Did Jurgen Klopp Say
In its three-decade-long history, the Premier League has seen some iconic moments. When Jurgen Klopp was asked about his favourite one among those, he said that the moment Liverpool won the league was on top of his list.
It’s easy, we didn’t even play! It was the penalty for Chelsea when Willian scored the penalty for Chelsea against City when we became champions in that moment, definitely. That was a mix of everything. I can remember the situation before, it was a chance of Chelsea like shooting, defending, shooting, blocking and then handball and everyone was shouting ‘handball’. It was not immediately the whistle and then the whistle came and that was the first celebration.
I was really hoping it would be a penalty and I was really hoping Willian keeps his nerve. When he kept his nerve, it was good. It was my Premier League moment.
Liverpool winning the league after a 30-year drought was indeed a momentous occasion for the people of Merseyside. The Reds had a slump in the 90s and the first decade-and-a-half of the new millennium.
They were one of the most successful teams in the world, with 18 league titles and 6 European cups. However, a Premier League title always eluded them. However, Jurgen Klopp has built one of the best teams in Europe over a period of 7 years. His appointment changed the fortunes of the Merseyside outfit.
He delivered Premier League success at Anfield after an agonizing wait, etching his name into Liverpool history books. He will forever be a hero at that club because of his contributions. It is apt that the moment his hard work paid off is his favourite one over the thirty-year period.
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