All week all we had heard about was that Jürgen Klopp could not win the big one. That after three cup final defeats at Liverpool on his CV that he was the “nearly man”. Great at winning semi-finals, but unable to win when the pressure was on.
On Saturday night in Madrid, Klopp got rid of that label for good after winning the biggest prize in club football. Klopp’s image will be paraded on the Kop among the icons of Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Rafa Benitez. He is one of the great ones now.