Liverpool’s Klopp era delivers its first, but surely not last, title

Liverpool's Klopp era delivers its first, but surely not last, title

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Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp era delivered its first trophy with his side’s 2-0 Champions League final victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday but it is unlikely to be the last night of celebration the German coach provides.

Klopp’s team’s triumph at the Wanda Metrpolitano was by no means one of their best performances of the season — indeed it lacked so much of the verve and quality that has thrilled their supporters during the campaign.

Indeed, for such a highly anticipated clash, the final was a disappointment for the neutral — the three-week break between the end of the domestic league season and this match, played in energy-sapping heat, leaving players lacking sharpness.

But for Liverpool, it was just reward for a campaign, in Europe and at home, that has highlighted why the recruitment of Klopp in 2015 was such a wise move by the American-owned club.