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A section of Liverpool fans were shocked after Jurgen Klopp won the 2020 FIFA Men’s Coach award last night.
The German manager has won the prestigious award for the second year in a row, after leading Liverpool to their first Premier League title in 30 years.
Klopp beat out Marcelo Bielsa and Hansi Flick to retain the award that was announced during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Zurich on Thursday night.
This personal accolade is just a reflection of Liverpool’s success with Klopp and makes the club very proud. However, many Liverpool fans feel Flick was unlucky enough to have missed it, especially after guiding Bayern Munich to a historic treble last season, including the Champions League.
Liverpool were simply brilliant in 2019-20 when they won the league title at a canter. Klopp also guided the Reds to two more trophies, as the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup were followed by the Premier League title in the summer.
Klopp admitted that Liverpool had an ‘exceptional’ yearAlthough he does not firmly believe in personal accolades, he is “proud” of the honor that has been bestowed upon him.
Here are some of the selected tweets from Liverpool fans:
I wasn’t expecting it, but congratulations Kloppo !!
– The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) December 17, 2020
Oh woow this is a surprise 😂😂
– NAMEIS IN WHITE (@Temi__AB) December 17, 2020
I don’t understand how he deserves it. Even under Kovac they were winning doubles due to their monopoly. Flick just took on clubs in their transition period during a one-legged match, if you can’t give it to Zidane after 3 mobs then there’s no way the damn movie is worth it.
– the end of Klopp (@ theKloppEnd2) December 17, 2020
So deserved 👏👏👏
– Laurie (@LFCLaurie) December 17, 2020
Historic, historic, historic 🚨
Jürgen Klopp is the first coach in history to win the World’s Best Coach in two consecutive years
💖💖💖 2019 🥇 2020 🥇 pic.twitter.com/yiYTsBKkdf
– ★ Reds ★ Liverpool ❤The champions 🏆 (@_M__o__n__) December 17, 2020
The best manager in the world
– LiverpoolFVR (@LiverpoolFvr) December 17, 2020
An interesting and perhaps a bit controversial choice compared to the Bayern coach, but I suppose in pure training against a funded national team and stronger overall opposition, Jurgen wins.
– David Brooks (@ davidb9876543) December 17, 2020
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Liverpool fan and I adore Klopp, but how did Flick not win?
– Deo (@ deoganchev1) December 17, 2020
Woohoo! Really? Happy for him, but I really think the Munich manager deserves it more.
– Student of knowledge (@Balogunmba) December 17, 2020
Will Liverpool win the title again?
The Reds are in the middle of an exciting Premier League campaign where we can look forward to an open title race this time around.
With Manchester City failing to achieve consistency, players like Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United are giving an early impression that they can challenge the Reds for the league title.
However, Liverpool are still favorites to retain the title. Despite losing several key players to injuries, Liverpool continue to lead the league standings, suggesting they are likely to improve even more towards the end of the season.