Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has opened up on what was the “biggest memory” for him from the 2019-20 season.
It was a terrific campaign for Liverpool. Klopp’s side finished second in the Premier League and only missed out on the title to Manchester City by two points.
However, the club went one step further in the Champions League. The Reds defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the final.
Klopp has stated that his “biggest memory” from the previous season was when Divock Origi scored the second goal of that match.
Klopp told BT Sport: “The wonderful Divock Origi goal. It was not our best game, it was not the best game of Tottenham. It was a final, we had to learn that as a team that we needed to win these kind of average games.
“When Divock scored the goal, I knew on the night that it was enough so we would win. That was my biggest memory. It was job done, and I really loved it.”
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The final against Spurs has been voted as one of the worst Champions League finals ever, but, as Liverpool lifted the trophy on the night, no one associated with the club cares.
I can understand why Klopp loves that particular goal. It was the moment that many of us knew that Liverpool were going to claim the Champions League trophy for the first time since 2005.
On a more personal note for Klopp, he had lost the Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund in 2013.
He had also lost the Champions League final in 2018 with Liverpool. To get over the line in a Champions League final is a hard thing to do, which Klopp has discovered.
Seeing Origi seal the game in 2019 would have been a relief for the German due to his record in Champions League finals.
What gets lost with that goal is how good of a finish it was. Origi managed to hit the bottom-left corner from quite a tight angle.