Liverpool fans love Jurgen Klopp.
This should come as no surprise, even after enduring a lacklustre season last year, Reds fans were resilient in their support of the German manager and fittingly so.
Their adoration could only have increased after his recent comments about the club.
Having a well-documented history of being the underdogs in recent times, it’s safe to say Liverpool have had more than a few memorable comebacks.
From the ‘Miracle in Istanbul’ to ‘Corner taken quickly’ many such fightbacks can be found across the Reds’ recent history.
While lacking similar significance to that of a European night, Liverpool’s Carabao Cup tie against Leicester added another instance to a long list of sensational Liverpool comebacks.
Finding themselves facing a 2 goal deficit before the 15th-minute mark, the Reds refused to be disheartened and they pulled one back in the 19th minute.
However, a James Maddison screamer reinstated the Foxes’ safety cushion and the game stood at 3-1 going into halftime.
The second half saw Klopp make key substitutions, which ultimately made the difference.
The players displayed the famed resilient Liverpool spirit, cheered on by a rapturous Anfield.
Diogo Jota pulled one back in the 68th minute and Minamino scored a last-ditch equaliser.
A penalty shootout followed and Liverpool went through following the heroics of goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher.
Jota slotted away the final penalty sending Anfield into ecstasy capping off the spectacle.
And evidently, the sights had an effect on Jurgen Klopp as well, who said after the game in an interview, “This club is so special. Honestly, I love it so much, it’s unbelievable. If I’d known how good this club is, how much we mean to each other, I’d have come here much earlier.”
“This club is so special. Honestly, I love it so much, it’s unbelievable. If I’d known how good this club is, how much we mean to each other, I’d have come here much earlier.”— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) December 22, 2021
Great, this. ♥️
Liverpool fans online replied showing similar sentiment, some even urging the German to ‘stay forever’.
Klopp’s energetic, emphatic persona gels perfectly with the grit and determination Liverpool are associated with, a match made in heaven and Klopp himself agrees.