Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has etched his name indellibly into the history books of English football on Saturday evening.
Klopp of course guided his rampant Reds back into action a short time ago.
With hopes of an unprecedented quadruple still alive, Liverpool made the trip to Wembley for a League Cup finale rematch against Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, on this occasion in the FA Cup showpiece.
And, as proved the case back in February, once more on Saturday, it was the Merseyside giants who emerged triumphant.
After the two sides could not be separated across a full 120 minutes of action, proceedings were sent to a penalty shootout, setting the stage for Kostas Tsimikas to secure surprise hero status in slotting the winning spot-kick beyond Edouard Mendy.
LIVERPOOL WIN THE FA CUP ON PENALTIES!!! pic.twitter.com/QoxX73JYgR
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 14, 2022
And, as alluded to above, in the process of his stopper’s strike from 12 yards finding the net, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp secured for himself a piece of English football history.
As per statisticians Opta, the German has joined Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson as just the 2nd manager to ever win all of the European Cup/Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and the English top-flight, all with the same club.
2 – @LFC‘s Jürgen Klopp has become only the second manager to win the European Cup/Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and the English top-flight title all with the same English club, along with Sir Alex Ferguson (with Man Utd). Etched. pic.twitter.com/uXNaMloQM9
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 14, 2022
On an otherwise stellar evening for all associated with Liverpool, though, one major concern was forthcoming on the personnel front.
This was forthcoming just beyond the half-hour mark in proceedings, when star attacker Mohamed Salah, just two weeks out from the Champions League final, was forced to limp off with what appeared to be a muscular injury.
33′ – Salah is forced off through injury. Jota is on to replace him.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 14, 2022
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