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Jurgen Klopp shares heartfelt Liverpool Champions League post ahead of final

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lifting the Champions League trophy aloft in Madrid in 2019.
-Credit: (Image: Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)


Jurgen Klopp took to Instagram to reminisce about the Reds' momentous Champions League victory five years ago, as Wembley prepares to host this year's Champions League final.

On that unforgettable night of June 1, 2019, at Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Liverpool clinched their sixth European Cup with a 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur. Mohamed Salah's early penalty set the tone before Divock Origi sealed the deal with a late second-half goal, sparking jubilant scenes.

That 2019 Champions League success marked the dawn of a golden period for Klopp at Liverpool, with the club adding seven more trophies under his guidance before he bid farewell to Anfield last month. Celebrating the fifth anniversary of that historic win, which added to Liverpool's illustrious history of victories in 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, and 2005, Klopp posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram.

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He shared a collection of photographs capturing the joyous aftermath in Madrid and the subsequent victory parade back in Liverpool. His caption, "On this day 5 years ago," accompanied by a heart emoji, reflected his enduring affection for the club and that magical evening, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Although Liverpool faced disappointment in the 2018 and 2022 finals, losing to Real Madrid on both occasions, they are set to make a comeback in the premier competition next season following a stint in the Europa League. Meanwhile, Real Madrid is gearing up for another shot at glory as they prepare to take on Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on Saturday night, an occasion Klopp is expected to attend.

With his former club in attendance and taking on the team that twice thwarted his Liverpool team in finals, it's not too hard to guess who he will be rooting for. After watching the game at Wembley, he'll likely jet back to Majorca, where he is starting a new life with wife Ulla as he begins a sabbatical.

He has purchased a gorgeous luxury villa on the Spanish island, and recently opened up about why he has chosen the Mediterranean paradise for his new beginning. Speaking on the podcast Willipedia via Bild, Klopp said: "I've dreamed of having a house in the south all my life. I like the weather, the climate, I like the people.

"There are lots of things I like here and also people I already know. It's not like I'm looking for new friends. I already have friends for life, and if some of them are here too, that's cool.

"I don't want to emigrate. We go on holiday here every now and then. But when I'm here, I want everything to be as I know it. That's totally boring but the point is that I want to get to know a different life, but not somewhere in the jungle or on the mountain."