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Alex Ferguson Sends Jurgen Klopp Incredibly Classy Message After He Wins Manager Of The Year

Alex Ferguson Sends Jurgen Klopp Incredibly Classy Message After He Wins Manager Of The Year

While the sight of Liverpool lifting the Premier League trophy is still too raw for some Manchester United supporters, a man that's more familiar with lifting the title than most has offered his congratulations to Klopp and his men.

During his time at Old Trafford, Alex Ferguson won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles among others.

However, Fergie might just argue that his crowning achievement was knocking Liverpool "off their fucking perch." This being said, it's clear that the Manchester United legend has a massive amount of respect for what Klopp has achieved at Anfield.

After ending Liverpool's 20-year wait for the title, it was somewhat inevitable that Klopp would also be named the LMA manager of the year.

During the ceremony, Ferguson paid tribute to Klopp's achievement and revealed that the German called him at 3.30am to remind him that Liverpool have won the league.

"Jurgen, fantastic. We speak about Leeds spending 16 years in the Championship, but 30 years since winning that league – incredible,” Ferguson said on Sky Sports.

You thoroughly deserved it. The performance level of your team was outstanding. Your personality runs right throughout the whole club. I think it was a marvellous performance. I’ll forgive you for waking me up at 3.30am to tell me you have won the league. Thank you. Anyway, you thoroughly deserve it, well done!

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Klopp said that he was delighted to receive the award, which he dedicated to his staff, and that he was honoured to be handed a trophy named after Ferguson.

I know it’s not 100% appropriate as a Liverpool manager but I admire him. I remember he was the first British manager I met. We had breakfast. I’m not sure how much he remembers but I remember because for me this moment was like meeting the pope. It was absolutely great and from that first season we clicked.

You can take a look at Ferguson's remarks below.

 

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