Although Liverpool lost the final of the Champions League in Paris on Saturday evening, Virgil van Dijk and the other football players of the English club will be honored in the city on Sunday. Trainer Jürgen Klopp called on supporters to cheer on his players during a parade through the city, despite the disappointment.
“Even if no one in this world understands why we have such a parade, we’re going to do it anyway,” Klopp said. “I hope everyone who has the opportunity comes to Liverpool to celebrate a fantastic season together. It didn’t end the way we wanted, but that’s the facts.”
The ‘Reds’ won the League Cup and the FA Cup. Klopp’s team just missed the title in the Premier League. Manchester City had 1 point more after 38 games. In the final of the Champions League, Liverpool failed to pass the outstanding goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois of Real Madrid. The Spanish champion took the win thanks to a goal from Vinícius Júnior (1-0).
‘Extremely good season’
“I think Real Madrid had one shot on target. And that was the goal,” said Klopp. “My boys have had an extremely good season. The two leagues that we couldn’t win, we lost by the smallest possible difference: 1 point, 1-0. I hope the boys realize after a night’s sleep what special they are. have done this season.” Van Dijk has to report to national coach Louis van Gaal again in Zeist on Monday for the preparation for the next four international matches for Orange.
Real Madrid celebrates Sunday evening in the Plaza de Cibeles in the Spanish capital that it has become champion of Europe for the fourteenth time.