Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to be given Freedom of the City status

Another prize for Jurgen: Liverpool boss Klopp to be given Freedom of the City status after Premier League and Champions League glory, as he gets set to join Steven Gerrard and Kenny Dalglish in being recognised

  • Jurgen Klopp has led Liverpool to a host of trophies during his successful spell 
  • Under his leadership, they have won the Premier League and Champions League 
  • He is now set to be given the Freedom of the City status as a reward for his work 
  • When he is honored, he will join Reds greats Steven Gerrard and Kenny Dalglish 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is to be given the freedom of the city after leading the club to Premier League and Champions League success during his reign.

The Liverpool City Council will meet in an extraordinary session next week, when it will be recommended to award honorary Freedom of the City status to Klopp.

When he is handed the highest civil honour the city can offer, Klopp will join the star-studded ranks also including Reds legends Steven Gerrard and Kenny Dalglish.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is to be given freedom of the city after his side’s trophy glory

Klopp took up the reins at Anfield in 2015 after moving on from Borussia Dortmund, and helped to kickstart a remarkable trophy-laden spell on Merseyside.

Under his leadership, his side have reached three Champions League finals, and also memorably clinched their first top-flight success in 30 years in the 2019-20 season. 

They are also the reigning world champions, having won the Club World Cup last year, with their boss credited for leading them into a golden new era.

Klopp steered the Reds to Premier League success, their first top-flight title in three decades

Liverpool have lifted the FA Cup and League Cup, too, with both the major domestic gongs taking up a spot in their trophy cabinet following the last campaign.

And to top it off, the Reds have also triumphed in the UEFA Super Cup under Klopp.

Unsurprisingly, the 55-year-old signed a new deal to take him through until 2026. 

Should the councillors agree to the recommendations, as is expected, Klopp will receive the Freedom Scroll presented at a civic function hosted by the Lord Mayor. 

The Merseyside giants have also lifted the Champions League during Klopp’s successful spell

Last season alone, Liverpool lifted both the Carabao Cup (pictured above) and the FA Cup

Meanwhile, Klopp has claimed that his team’s 4-0 thrashing by Manchester United in a pre-season friendly ‘came too early’ for some of his players. 

Goals from Jadon Sancho, Fred, Anthony Martial and Facundo Pellistri saw the Red Devils get the better of their fierce rivals in their clash in Thailand yesterday. 

Klopp admitted his players conceded cheaply, and said it was ‘pretty freaky’ they did not score themselves given the sheer amount of chances they had. 

He said: ‘The result obviously stands there so we have to accept that always. Of course I think it’s clear we could have scored our goals as well. 

Klopp admitted his team’s pre-season loss by Manchester United came ‘too early’ for his stars

 The Reds heavily rotated in Thailand and were ripped apart by their rivals, going down 4-0

‘It would have been an even more spectacular game because the goals we gave away… we should get assists for it, to be honest.

‘But they used their chances, so that’s how it is. They had really good moments, caused us problems in a few, but I saw a lot of good stuff from a team as well.

‘The game obviously came a bit too early for us, for a few of our players. You can see that as well. Mistakes happen in football. We could have scored three or four in the last five minutes but didn’t and that was our fault.’

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