Video of Klopp’s promise to Liverpool fans about Real Madrid resurfaces

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When teams lose football matches, football managers usually take the positives and find ways to boost the morale of their players. But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp doesn’t do anything ordinary.

After his Liverpool side were beaten in the 2017-18 Champions League final in Kyiv by a Gareth Bale-inspired Real Madrid, the German vowed to his fans to come back stronger — only he did it in song form. Video footage recently resurfaced of the 54-year-old dancing and singing away, making a joke at Madrid’s expense but also making a well-disguised vow to gain revenge on the Spanish giants.

As the video emerged online of Liverpool fans burst out into song, Klopp joined in with two fans to belt out the humorous lyrics of the catchy tune: “We saw the European Cup, Madrid had all the f***ing luck,” they sang. “We swear we’ll keep on being cool, we’ll bring it back to Liverpool!”

As fate would have it, he can now live up to that promise after being drawn against Carlo Ancelotti’s side for the final in Paris on May 28. It will be the first time the teams have met since Real ran away 3-1 winners thanks to two glaring errors from Loris Karius gifted Bale and Karim Benzema easy goals to put away.

The vagueness of such a promise may have gone unnoticed at the time, but Liverpool were extremely fired up for the final clash against Tottenham when they reached the showpiece event a year later. On that occasion, Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi scored in a reasonably comfortable 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

That clinched the title and made the Merseyside club European champions for the sixth time, honouring one of Klopp’s promises: to “bring it back” to Anfield. And he can go even better this season, with the Reds on the brink of completing an incredible quadruple.

They are only a single point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City with four games left, have won the Carabao Cup and are in the finals of the FA Cup and, of course, Champions League. Such an achievement is unprecedented in men’s football and if Klopp were to achieve it with his players, it would go down in history as one of the best-ever achievements.

However, Klopp does not believe his side will be billed as favourites after Real beat Chelsea and Manchester City en route to the final. “When we lost that final, my favourite solution was to play the final again next year against Real Madrid, to be honest,” he explained. "But we faced Tottenham in Madrid, so Madrid seems to be our destiny.

“They are now the massive favourites, all the experience they have and all these kinds of things. We are more experienced than we were, but that’s not to compare, a lot of players are still in for them and for us, which is a good sign. It will be great!” One can only hope if Klopp leads Liverpool to glory again four years later, he will come up with some new lyrics for his song of promise.

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