Jurgen Klopp in tears as he dedicates Liverpool ending 30-year title wait to Kenny Dalglish and Steven Gerrard – The Sun

JURGEN KLOPP could not hold back the tears as he dedicated Liverpool's title to legends Steven Gerrard and Kenny Dalglish.

The Reds chief hailed his club's fans after joining Sky Sports in the wake of Man City's triumph over Chelsea that crowned his stars champions.

Speaking while wearing a Liverpool shirt, an emotional Klopp said: "It is unbelievable. It's much more than I ever thought would be possible.

"Knowing how much Kenny supported us, it is for you.

"He has waited 30 years and it's for Stevie [Gerrard]. The boys admire you all and it's easy to motivate the team because of our great history.

"It was really tense for 100 minutes of the City game, I didn't really want to be involved but you are when you watch it.

"It's an incredible achievement by my players and it's a huge joy for me to coach them.

"I haven't waited 30 years, I have been here for four and a half years, but it is quite an achievement, especially with the three month break because nobody knew if we could go on."

Klopp further urged the Liverpool faithful to celebrate inside their homes with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

It's an incredible achievement by my players and it's a huge joy for me to coach them.

He continued: "The game last night gave me the feeling we would be fine and tonight is for the fans. I hope you stay at home, and it's a joy to do it for you.

"It [the pandemic] is not over yet and we watched the game together at the hotel so we will enjoy the moment.

"I know it is difficult for people in this moment but we could not hold back. We will enjoy this with our supporters when we can."

Dalglish was sipping champagne as he watched the Reds' triumph from his own home.

Beaming with joy, the eight-time Liverpool title winner said: "I'm very pleased for everybody connected with the football club.

"Jurgen [Klopp] has done a fantastic job. The highlight has been the camaraderie within the team and the way everyone has helped the team. Last night's game was a huge example of that."

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was full of praise for Klopp and highlighted his ability to find a balance between being a friend and manager.

The midfielder told Sky Sports: "What you see is what you get, with his press conferences and on the sidelines.

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"Obviously he has got more of a personal side with the players, but he has got a balance of having a relationship with the players and being a friend but also being a bit ruthless when he needs to be.

"He is a great leader and a great human being and we all believe in him.

"We have got an amazing group and that is down to the manager and how he has gelled them all together. It's not a coincidence and it's credit to him and all the staff.

"After the Champions League final, I said it wouldn't be possible to win it without the manager, and that is no disrespect to the managers before him, but I felt from day one he came in the door he changed everything and we have all followed him.

"So far, it has been very special and I hope we can stay hungry and keep wanting more."

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