After what seems like six months of anticipation, Liverpool are set to lift the Premier League trophy next Wednesday at Anfield. The big moment will be an emotional one for many fans who have waited decades to see the Reds back on their perch.
Jürgen Klopp understands the excitement, but first, he vows, they have a game to win against Chelsea.
“We have all been waiting ages, some of us 30 years, and we will finally get this Premier League trophy and it will be a big moment for all of us and our families,” Klopp said. “That’s 100%. Before that, we have to play a game. For five millions reasons, we will try to win it. I have had this situation twice in my life where we have got the trophy on the day.
“It will be difficult, especially when the other team is Chelsea and they are fighting with all they have to get in the Champions League. After the game, whatever happens the boys deserve that and we all deserve that. We will have a proper ceremony.
“But we have a football game to play before that and I want to win that.”
The boss is right, in that there are a million reasons to win. First of all, it’s the last home game of the season. Second, Liverpool have a nearly immaculate home record to maintain. Third, the trophy ceremony will be sweeter with a win under their belt. Fourth, of course, is professional pride. The fifth to one millionth reasons are ugh, Chelsea.