Jurgen Klopp has revealed details of a phone call he received from Pep Guardiola following Liverpool’s Champions League final victory on Saturday, according to Goal.
The Reds overcame Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid to claim the coveted trophy for a sixth time in the club’s history, with Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi striking to win the game.
Guardiola’s Manchester City were knocked out of the competition by Tottenham at the quarter-final stage, though they just pipped Liverpool to the Premier League title in the weeks that followed.
The City boss, however, acknowledged his rival manager’s accomplishment with a phone call shortly after the game at the Wanda Metropolitano concluded.
“A second ago I spoke to Pep Guardiola on the phone. Our head physio [Lee Nobes] worked for Manchester City at the start of the year but he wanted to win the Champions League… no, it’s a joke,” Klopp said,
“We promised each other that we will kick each other’s butts again next season. We will go for everything and see what we get.
“Getting 97 points in the Premier League and winning the Champions League is an unbelievable long way to go and we did it. That’s incredible.
“Now we’ve won something, we will carry on. We will win things. That is big. I am really happy.”