'Definitely': Jurgen Klopp shares his favourite ever moment in PL history, it involves Chelsea and Willian
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said in his press conference that his favourite Premier League moment doesn’t even involve the Reds.
In a Covid-affected campaign, the German led the club to their first Premier League title win, establishing himself as one of the better managers the league has ever seen.
He has since developed one of the strongest Liverpool sides ever, with them only being stopped in their path to domination by an equally good Manchester City side.
It could be believed that one of the big wins against City or any other members of the ‘big six’ would rank as one of his favourite moments in the league, when he was asked the question in his pre-match press conference.
However, instead Klopp told the media that the goal which made his side champions was his favourite, with the strike not even involving his team.
Willian penalty Klopp’s favourite PL moment
He said: “It was when Willian scored the penalty for Chelsea [against Manchester City] and we became champions in that moment, definitely.”
The Brazilian was integral for Chelsea, alongside Christian Pulisic, during Project Restart after the season was postponed due to Covid.
In this game, the American had given the Blues the lead just before half-time, before a sensational Kevin de Bruyne free-kick kept City’s fading title hopes alive.
However, after a Fernandinho handball lead to a Chelsea penalty, Willian converted from the spot to confirm Liverpool’s status as Champions of England for the first time since the Premier League’s introduction.
Times have certainly moved on for the Blues since then, with Willian leaving that summer and Pulisic reportedly unhappy with his playing time at Chelsea.
The Blues were well-acquainted with Klopp’s men last season, bringing close to their best in the four draws in normal time they played out across the campaign.