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Jurgen Klopp celebrates his latest FA Cup title

Jurgen Klopp celebrates his latest FA Cup title

Klopp wins again, Tuchel loses again: Liverpool win their second title this season – on a historic day for their team manager.

The King of Liverpool was the first to be congratulated by Prince William. The Duke of Cambridge, as president of the FA, had just said a few words of condolence to Thomas Tuchel when Jurgen Klopp was already standing in front of him, grinning with a wide smile. The heir to the British throne handed him the gold medal for winning the FA Cup – and the German was the last to lift the trophy.

It was a historic night at Wembley, as 84,897 spectators witnessed the first victory of a German team manager in the world’s oldest football competition. “Massive,” Klopp said, “This victory is huge.

Like the League Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea in February, the 150th FA Cup final was capped on penalties after 120 minutes without a goal – the Reds then won 11-10, this time 6-5.

Klopp’s emotions after Konstantinos Tsimikas’ decisive goal for a “mentality monster” speak for a lot: he happily ran after his players on the field, danced in front of the stands and kissed the crowd. “It was a great and intense match,” he later said. He added that Chelsea “should have deserved it, but in the end there can only be one winner”.