Jürgen Klopp reaction | The boss on Premier League trophy lift and Chelsea win

Jürgen Klopp revelled in the ‘special’ feeling of lifting the Premier League trophy after Liverpool’s final home game of the season.

A pulsating 5-3 victory over Chelsea preceded the champions’ crowning moment of glory, with goals by Naby Keita, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sealing a 31st win of a remarkable, record-breaking campaign.

Afterwards, an elated Klopp held his post-match press conference at Anfield.

Read on for a full transcript…

On how it feels to have got his hands on the trophy…

Absolutely special… we don’t compare as we haven’t won it before. It could have been better [and] we know that and it could have been worse if we had not won… these boys are so special. I couldn’t be more proud of them throwing in a performance like this tonight on the pitch in an open game, obviously, but nice, nice goals. Incredible goals, super football in moments and I loved the game so we could enjoy so far and will enjoy the rest of the night.

On the improvement of individuals in his squad throughout the season…

Each player who played now the majority of the games can improve, that’s how it is. The age group they are in, making better decisions, being clearer in whatever they do. Other players, they didn’t play that much – Naby is a good example of that, Curtis Jones is a good example of that. We don’t want to make it too big but he looks like kind of ready as well! That means we have space and we have potential for improvement and we will work on that. Obviously not tonight anymore but from whenever on. Now we have a party, then we have to recover, then we play Newcastle. We have 96 points and it would obviously be really nice if we could get 99. It will be difficult but who cares – tonight it was very difficult because Chelsea was so good and the boys did it anyway.

On the trophy presentation…

It was absolutely great, absolutely great. It made it even more special that the families could be in the stadium. They were not allowed for the game, but for the trophy lift it was allowed. We knew they were in the stadium, but because of the lights we didn’t see them, but I knew my family – which I didn’t see for a pretty long time – was here tonight, which made it even more special because you want to share these moments with loved ones. All my loved ones were around me with the players, the staff and the people I work with. My family means a lot to me, so it was really, really special in that moment. I loved the moment – and the boys did. It’s strange, you stand on a stage and there is nobody – not nobody, but not as many as you would imagine in a situation like that – but I have to say, the people who organised it made the best of it. If it would have been the last game – win today and we are champions – then we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go on the Kop. I was never on the Kop before, it was pretty special and I think it makes sense in the moment when the people are not in that we use the Kop to celebrate it with them together in our hearts. It was really good.