Jurgen Klopp has become only the second manager to win the European Cup, EFL Cup, the top-flight title and the FA Cup with the same English club, joining Alex Ferguson.
Klopp’s Liverpool side triumphed on penalties over Chelsea for the second time this season on Saturday, as they won 6-5 in the shoot-out after a 0-0 draw to seal the club’s first FA Cup success since 2006.
While Chelsea were left to reflect on a third straight FA Cup final defeat, after losses in 2020 and last year to Arsenal and Leicester City respectively, Liverpool’s hunt for an unprecedented quadruple continues.
The victory means Klopp has now won the Champions League (2018-19), the Premier League (2019-20) and both of England’s domestic cup competitions during his time at Liverpool.
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
Only Manchester United’s managerial great Ferguson, who retired in 2013, had managed that feat with the same English club before.
In a good omen for Liverpool ahead of their clash with Real Madrid in Paris on May 28, they have won both of England’s domestic cup tournaments for the first time since 2001, when they also went on to win a European trophy.
Only United (12) and Arsenal (14) have won the FA Cup on more occasions than the Reds (eight).
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