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Sir Alex on Liverpool boss Klopp: I wish he’d joined Scunthorpe!

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with his awards double last night.

Klopp did the manager’s Double on Tuesday night as he was named League Managers’ Association and Premier League manager of the year.

The German guided Liverpool to the Carabao Cup and FA Cup after beating Chelsea following a penalty shoot-out at Wembley on each occasion, but saw Manchester City finish a point ahead of them to claim the Premier League title on a dramatic final day of the campaign.

Speaking on stage in London after receiving his LMA award, Klopp said: “It is a great honour and it was an insane season.

“The last matchday when only two games were meaningless and in the rest, we all played for absolutely everything.

“It was not the best outcome for us, but we are already over it.

“When you win a prize like this you are either a genius or you have the best coaching staff in the world – and I am here with all of my coaching staff, they know how much I appreciate them.”

Klopp also collected the Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy, which is voted for by the full membership of managers across all the divisions.

Presenting the award, former Manchester United manager Ferguson joked: “This is agony, absolute agony! I told him 12 years ago to go to a club with history. I should have told him to go to Scunthorpe United.”

Liverpool will aim to add the Champions League trophy to their haul when they meet Real Madrid in Paris on Saturday.

“This being voted for by my colleagues is obviously most important prize you can get,’ Klopp said.

“I don’t believe in individual prizes in football generally, it is a team sport and I would be nothing without these boys there.

“It is all about what we can do together and what we did together.”

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