Singing ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham, reflecting on Premier League glory and welcoming fans back to Anfield… Jurgen Klopp delivers a Christmas message to Liverpool supporters as he looks back at an emotional 2020
- Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool to a momentous Premier League title win in 2020
- The Reds boss reflected on that triumph as part of his Christmas message
- He also spoke about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on everyday life
Jurgen Klopp delivered a Christmas message of his own to Liverpool supporters, reflecting on an emotional 2020 on and off the pitch for fans across the globe.
Liverpool finally ended their wait for the Premier League trophy this year – an achievement Klopp calls ‘one of the biggest days of my life’ – but the success falls against the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
But always one looking to spread cheer, Klopp begins his festive greetings by singing a few lines from ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham, before revealing how he used to celebrate the occasion back in Germany with his family.
Jurgen Klopp has delivered a Christmas message to Liverpool supporters on Christmas Day
Klopp looked back at an eventful year, which included winning the Premier League title
‘The traditions in Germany and England are slightly different – we have the holy evening on the 24th and that is when kids get the present,’ Klopp explains. ‘But in my family it was tradition on top of that that we all had to sing and play an instrument.
‘My elder sister played accordion, my second sister played the flute and at the very beginning I played the xylophone and then the keyboard! My level is Christmas songs and not more, but after we did that we got our presents. It was great, great memories. I loved it.
‘2020 was such a special year in the best possible way and the worst possible way. It started really well, the boys were flying. And then Covid-19 came which stopped pretty much everything. We all went through that.
‘We could all play football again which was obviously great and then we won the league, finally. It was one of the biggest days in my life, 100 per cent.’
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Klopp said Premier League glory was a special day in his life
Another highlight of Klopp’s year was perhaps a more understated event in comparison to winning the league – the return of 2,000 supporters to Liverpool’s Premier League match against Wolves earlier this month.
‘Feeling that atmosphere again, and it was only a percentage of what you are able to do, made it a game we will never forget. That’s how life should be – we collect memories and then when we are old, we look back and hopefully we cannot avoid a smile on our face.
‘Our normal life, whatever it was before, we maybe didn’t appreciate it enough. Now it feels like the greatest life ever. So that’s something we learn – appreciate what we have.’
And for Klopp, that appreciation even stretches to receiving socks for Christmas.
Klopp also spoke glowingly of fans returning to Anfield for Liverpool’s match against Wolves
‘Appreciate what you’ve got because it can change in pretty much a minute. Even in a very tricky year, a very difficult year, I hope you enjoy Christmas as much as you can.
‘I hope you are happy with the socks you’ve got! Don’t forget, it is not about what it is, it is about who you got it from and the thinking behind it – feel the love involved in the present. Merry Christmas.’
Klopp and Liverpool return to Premier League action on December 27 when they host West Brom at Anfield.