Klopp and Henderson relishing taking ‘people’s cup’ back to Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp described the Champions League trophy as « the people’s cup » as he and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson headed home to march the flatware they won in Madrid on Saturday night.

The Reds emerged from a night of celebrations in high spirits on Sunday morning, after goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi verified the club’s 6th triumph in Europe’s top challenge to the detriment of Tottenham.

The victory ensured a fine season did not go unrewarded and Klopp’s delight for his players was clear to see, but he said the magnificence would turn out to be genuine when the group returned home on Sunday.

« We are looking forward to Liverpool now, » Klopp told Sky Sports.

« People said there will be a million people [attending the parade] and that will be exceptional.

« I think that will be the moment when we really understand what we did. It is for the general population, it’s the general population’s container.

Klopp said he spent some time with the trophy in the Liverpool dressing room after the game and had the chance to « cuddle it a little bit » but it was captain Henderson who conveyed it onto the group transport to the air terminal in Madrid.

The 28-year-old was in tears on the pitch at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano after the game, and he said being a Champions League victor would set aside some effort to become accustomed to.

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