By - BasicallyMilner
I know it's funny to say he did it to wind Fergie up, but I think this speaks to the level of respect Jurgen has for the man and shows that Jurgen just wanted to involve the legend in the celebration of him winning it.
For the amount of comments joking about the winding up, I’m glad someone commented this lol.
They have eachothers personal mobile numbers, Klopp rang him drunk at 3am the night we won the league lol.
Got any proof lol? This sounds hilarious
Yeah, Klopp has a lot of respect for Fergie and vice-versa. Hell, Fergie wanted Klopp to be his successor but Ed Woodward fucked that up (thank God!)
What a fucking nightmare that universe would’ve been.
With the resources Scum had at that time compared to us, that really would’ve been a nightmare.
Just imagined VVD in a manc kit. Almost threw up in my mouth.
As a Lakers fan, in the hidden depths of darkness, there was a photo of a rookie Kobe having tryouts for the Celtics. I was reflexively filled with disgust at seeing that cursed image. This would be close to the same. I cannot imagine anyone on our current team that goes to play on any manc team after their contract has expired. It just feels so wrong.
Im from r/reddevils , and I can assure you guys that we still would have been dogshit. No way Woodward would've given Klopp the control he needs like FSG was able to do for you guys (which is really saying something about just how shit he has run our club).
the thing is, if Klopp hadn't gotten that control, he wouldn't even have come to United. I'm pretty certain that would have been discussed in any contract negotiation
Pretty much why he didn’t come; Woodward and his infamous description of United as ‘Disneyland’ to Klopp. God he was pathetic
Long lines! Expensive AF activities! Labrynthine ticketing plans! Children like Lingard and Pogba constantly whining! Constant pressure to live up to unreasonable standards!
What's not to like?
For being the "happiest place on earth" everyone there is incredibly unhappy and stressed.
You mean Disneyland or United?
when I heard that term I knew why Klopp didn't go to United
That’s why when people go ‘we missed out on Klopp!’ it doesn’t bother me - we would’ve been garbage with him too (for no fault of his own). Only now is our club realising that we need a proper structure from top to bottom and endlessly throwing money at the situation with no plan will not work. I tell every other United fan as much as it pains me, we need to follow the exact structure you did with Klopp. Which makes me somewhat hopeful given the current clearing out of our now ex higher-ups.
Seeing how Disneyland's trajectory is going, it does fit you guys perfectly atm.
You did fall your ass backwards into 2nd place once with Ole and at the Wheel, and did make the CL. If Klopp had gone there, even if you would have been dogshit, you'd be less dogshit and would've stumbled your way into maybe 1 or two more trophies. That or at the very least cemented yourself as the clear #! Club of the Premier league. City doesn't count, we were struggling for Europa spots and were late to the party and had to rely on our rich history hoping for it to not pass us by, and Arsenal and Chelsea only had recent success.
I'm just happy Klopp went here and we were able to properly modernize. still fucking hate you guys but that's out of respect. Now go suffer 7th place Scum.
At this point I’d don’t find it insufferable. We needed a big collapse for things to at least try to be changed
Can't even imagine a world where I absolutely despise him for making Man United successful again. So weird.
Jokes aside, that's a class move. That shows class and respect but it's our Klopp so it's not really surprising
It's the truth. Rivalries aside, SAF was an incredibly successful manager and did the job for a long time. I'm sure Klopp respects the hell out of him for that. Class.
I hate the guy, but he was an incredible manager. You don't win that many top tier titles by accident.
That about sums it up for me. Couldn't stand him because of how consistently fucking good he was. Even worse they played such a good style of football and did smart business in the transfer market.
When we got Klopp, I thought then we might have got our Fergie.
The man is a legend.
For me, it wasn't so much that. It was the biased shit he got away with due to his influence on the officials, like 'fergie time'. Mark Clattenburg admitted that shit went on, you know there's truth to it.
Yeah, this award is from the LMA. The LMA were OWNED by Fergie when he was a manager and he did his utmost to use it against Liverpool managers of his era. I respect Fergie but he is still a dirty tricks whiskey nosed cunt.
absolutely. he really is our Ferguson.
Pardon. We have Shankly, Paisley, Dalglish in the top tiers of managers ever, Bob Paisley is probably the greatest manager ever. What Jurgen has done is more akin to Shankly though, turning the club around and getting us back winning titles and cups consistently again.
United were hoping that Ferguson would be their Shankly.
Busby was their Shankly, even sadly had to rebuild the team twice thanks to the Munich tragedy. Absolutely one of the greatest men in English football history.
I knew someone would come back with this. as an example of premiership manager for the modern era, we don't have anyone other than klopp to rival Ferguson. No disrespect to our pre premiership legends.
Woy in shambles.
Took Aberdeen (who literally trained in a local park) to beat Bayern and Real Madrid. Nobody can deny that man
He's probably the best manager ever (so far anyway).
Like I hate him for doing it with United, but I absolutely respect his unbelievable talent and success.
Absolutely, and the only reason we hate him is because he was so good.
I also consider him a better manager than klopp unfortunately. Fergie could take shit players and turn them into title winners, Phil Jones being a prime example.
Hate to burst eveyones love bubble but the cameraman signals for saf to come back and Jurgen follows his lead. Huge respect between them obviously but not sure this is a big deal as is being made out!
You’re downvoted and it can literally be seen with everyone’s own eyes. Too funny.
Shushhhh. Doesn’t fit the narrative.
Look at Jurgen’s face, he almost can’t believe someone like SAF would have to leave the picture or something. Such a lovely gesture to take it with him :)
It's wholesome, especially knowing Klopp called SAF up at like 3 am when we won the league.
For anyone that hasn't watched it yet
Proper hates Southgate
Can’t stand to be alone with Gareth, so much so that he’ll pull SAF, our greatest rival, back into frame
He gives me "Colm from Derry Girls" / "Father Purcell from Father Ted" vibes.
Why is southgate even on stage?
Doesn't belong anywhere near those 2 at an awards ceremony
That goofy dragon meme would be very apt for this.
Agreed, although to give credit to him he's probably the best England manager in 30 years (since Robson), and judging off actual achievements, the best since 1966. I know we like to bag on him for how he treats TAA but he's managed to do what no England manager for the past 50 years has done and get the national team to a major final.
Klopp won the best manager in England this year and Southgate won the best manager of England this year.
I heard it fly over from here in my basement.
Depends how you rate Sarina Weigman or Lee Carsley I guess...
they need something that actually comes home
“Don’t make me take a solo picture with this twat, Fergie?”
*sad Southgate noises*
Pulling SAF to stand next to you while you win manager of the year at Liverpool having beaten United 9-0 on the season. Cheeky bugger 😂.
> having beaten United 9-0 on the season
Mate I was racking my brain for how I forgot that we beat United 9-0 this season and then I realized you meant over both games.
This is respect. Klopp still has a long way to go to reach fergie's level
It’s definitely that as well. For someone like Klopp, SAF is an absolute legend to aspire to. He understands how Liverpool fans feel about SAF but he wasn’t born or grown up a red.
I don't hate SAF, he was an excellent manager and he really doubled down on the rivalry too. Of course I only respect him now he is no longer managing United.
Hated the man with a burning passion when he was managing United, but not for a Mourinhoesque or even Simeoneesque style of managing, but pretty much entirely because he was so fucking competent, and turned United into a powerhouse dynasty that literally just saw it's last legs run out in the past few years.
A decade later, looking back, you kind of just have to respect the man and how he went about his business. Someone tell me if I'm engaging in revisionist history, but there any off-colour remarks from Fergie that have stuck with me.
This is so well put. They were phenomenal and you hated them but also had an awe for the resilience and gameplay that SAF instilled and brought out of each player. The fact 90+ is still known as Fergie time speaks volumes
My favourite was him saying he wanted to knock us off our perch. Because it is OUR perch, he was so right and he didn't realise it.
World class trolling
Genuinely don't think it is trolling but a mark of respect. There is something about Klopp. Like he is a natural born leader and at the same time being a genuinely nice person.
Trolling but somehow respecting at the same time. Only Papa Klopp can pull this off
I feel like this is the kind of power move that SAF would respect.
Man-handles him too
Daily Fail headlines: Angry German destroys elderly Scottish pensioner
Wayne Rooney typing this into his Pornhub search bar
Hahaha you win today my friend, brilliant
Klopp always looks great in suits
I kind of miss when he used to wear them for CL matches
SAF has always spoken well of Klopp. Boss recognises Boss
*I should add, was also fearful of Liverpool getting Klopp because he knew what he was/is capable of.
As a United fan (came here from a United subreddit) I have always had mad respect for Klopp. He is a class guy and you guys are lucky to have him :)
Southgate in this reminds me of that clown in the military unit meme
Power move: make the Man U legend take a picture with you, a Liverpool GOAT, winning his own trophy! haha
I bet Fergie must be fuming inside that Klopp could have gone to Utd but because of Ulla's intervention, that never happen.
What was that , Ulla wanted Jurgen to have a break before returning to management and in the process missed the MUFC opening?
Basically, in 2013 when Fergie was retiring they wanted Klopp to take over, but he wasn't interested. They tried again when he announced he was leaving Dortmund. Ed Woodward did the whole wooing thing and sold it to him as "Disneyland for adults." When Ulla heard that she told him it was the wrong club for him and he'd be miserable there, because all they wanted was someone who'd sell product, not football.
That's a wise decision tho. He would have...tried to be professional, but he would definitely not have had as good a time working there.
>Ed Woodward did the whole wooing thing and sold it to him as "Disneyland for adults."
Thank goodness for Ed Woodward saying that. Good on Ulla for knowing exactly what that means. Meaning Ulla has blessed us twice.
That was not happening. Kloppo was made for Mainz, Dortmund & Us aka YNWA clubs.
She made sure he didn’t go to Utd and made sure he stayed here for a bit longer. Legend in her own right.
The fuck is wrong with Southgate's face? Looks like he needs instructions on how to smile as well as how to use a proper right back
His Botox is dropping
FA need to stop being lazy and fire him.
He's cheap, that was always his biggest quality
He's a reptilian.
Fake smiles if I've ever seen them!
Ferguson was a hell of a manager at Aberdeen. Don't remember what he did after that though
Touch of class that and respect by Klopp to not freeze him out.
Southgate is more out of his league here than me taking a pic with Ryan Gosling & Brad Pitt.
Looks like he's holding in a shit
He knows to never unclench before a final
Klopp’s looking so nice in that black suit 🥰
I don't lurk in this sub. But as an United fan. Respect to Liverpool fans for the respect they are showing in the comments to SAF
Pool fan or not, anyone who doesn't respect saf is not fan of football. As a lifelong pool fan I can/must say that he is greatest manager of all time, even tho it hurts to say it but it is a fact.
jergen doesn't even acknowledge southgate because he's a second rate manager who can't play any of the liverpool callups correctly.
Klopp only has two hands.
Both of these are true
But only one of them is right though
And get our players injured .
Klopp!! What a man!! What a human being!! What a manager!!! Love him!!
Why is Southgate even there?
Asking klopp. How to play Trent
Free gig as England manager I blame FA laziness that he is England manager.
Fergie ruined my childhood but the man’s a living legend
Class act for a Legend by a Legend
Mans is tall and handsome
Someone say something about a perch? But honestly Klopp has said before-he has the utmost respect for Ferguson, as he should.
That's a new one.
"How to be classy AND a dick at the same time".
This Jürgen fella defies expectations and bends reality doesn't he.
I love Man United's decline since SAF left. But SAF deserves better.
Think some of you are underplaying who Fergie is a little bit. Klopps years away from hitting his stature in football, as much as that pains to say. Klopp will know and respect who he is and what he’s accomplished.
Hard to describe feelings. He is one in a million. I'm so glad that Jurgen is a Red.
Klopp is a better man. I would’ve RKO’d that red nose
FOOKIN LOVE IT
I just love him so much
Pep has a face like a smacked ass over this
Think it’s genuine respect there though. Lots of love and respect for what he has achieved.
What a time to be in, when we have United fans coming in here and being respectful, while at the same time we too are being largely respectful to Fergie.
Such is the contagious positivity of Jurgen. Maybe it sounds exaggerated a bit, but that's genuinely how I feel.
Damn you scousers for bagging Klopp, that man really is just pure class (United fan in peace)
Stay cool x
I had to pinch my self, I had no hopes that he would choose a club in such deep a mess at the time. But it turned out he was up for a challenge and that the higher ups had learned from previous mistakes, well some of them at least.
Hear that? That's the sound of fans of Manchester's clubs simultaneously smashing their windows with fume.
2 of the premier leagues greatest.
And alex ferguson.
“Fergie lad, tell me the one about how Southgate got the England job…I piss meself every time”
*"Well ya see there Jurgen [chews gum], it starts with mah old pal Big Sam, bloke likes a bit of the wine he does..."*
Gareth with the virgin hands...
Love to see that respect.
I hated being on the wrong end of “Fergie-time” forever, but after I saw the documentary on SAF I’m cool.
What right does Southgate have to be standing with those two?
It’s the other schmuck that doesn’t belong in the picture
It's really...really hard not to like this guy. I'm so glad Jurgen is Red
Fergie's hand is the closest those lot got to any silverware this season.
United fan here (coming in peace! 👋)
Much though it pains me, the man is a class act. Not just a top top manager, but a truly top bloke too.
You're lucky to have him, make sure you enjoy it!
Wound up or not. Fergie stepping out of a shot, class act. Klopp insisting he join, class actor.
A small moment of good will for all of us.
I am also selling sunshine at r/LittleMisterSunshine.
What is Southgate even doing there ?
Presenting the award probably
I think that is what OC is asking, Why the fuck is Southgate there presenting the EPL manager of the year?
Its not THAT surprising. The england manager presenting the manager of the year in england seems a "that'll do" solution.
Eh, "that'll do" maybe, but it's not out of the ordinary wondering why he's there when he has nothing to do with the EPL.
He is an FA stooge, nothing to do with EPL. In fact, their respective boards detest each other.
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The monochrome look. Always a good choice.
This is such a power move and I love it, lol.
I love the look of disappointment on his face "oh come on where are you going, get back here"
How is Southgate even allowed to breathe the same air as them I'll never know
Class move from The Boss Man there.
Two absolute legends of the game, plus Southgate
Southgate has imposter syndrome there.
Southgate has minus charisma
Why is he even there? Genuine question.
Top Class bloke that Jurgen
Fark me the gaffer is handsome
what award is this for?
Klopps face when fergie steps away 😂 looks like "ehhh what, nah you're gonna need to grin and bear this"
Southgate looks like what i imagine every guy at service station urinals looks like from the front.
Me: oh shit time to pull out
Her: oh no you don't your here for good this time
What award is this?
LMA manager of the year
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Proper power move that. Love Klopp more every day.
Game respekt game
I love their little wind up/respect thing they’ve got going on.
Just when you think you can’t love our gaffer more…….
I think it was more down to the photographer
Game recognise game
Actually the reporter told him that
Your manager is such a class act. Such a fine man as well as an incredible football brain.
Signed, an Arsenal fan (I love ours too)