Video: Klopp’s classy Spurs gesture prior to celebrating with squad after CL win

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Dom Le Roy

A year on from the fateful night in Madrid, it is fair to say that most Spurs fans still have not fully recovered from losing the Champions League final.

Many Spurs fans still have a difficult time digesting the early penalty that was awarded to Liverpool after Moussa Sissoko was adjudged to have handballed a cross from Sadio Mane.

All things considered, Tottenham’s performance on the night was not terrible with the Reds deciding to sit back and invited pressure, with Alison being awarded the man of the match for the important saves he pulled off.

Irrespective of whether Liverpool deserved to win the final, one thing that cannot be questioned is the graciousness of Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool players after their win.

A video posted on Liverpool’s official Facebook channel shows that the Liverpool boss jogged over to a disappointed Jan Vertonghen, helped him to his feet and gave him a hug before he went over to celebrate with his own players.

Klopp can eventually be seen consoling the likes of Hugo Lloris, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura later in the video.

However, the fact that he went to Vertonghen first before even celebrating with his squad after winning what was his first trophy as Liverpool manager, was certainly a classy gesture.

Watch the video which was posted by Liverpool on Monday:

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As much as it hurt to lose the final, my perception of the Klopp, the Liverpool players and even their fans changed after the final. Liverpool fans generally are not liked very much as there is this perception that they are more deluded than most other fan bases.

However, I have to say that many Liverpool fans were extremely consolatory towards Spurs fans after the final and hardly anybody rubbed our noses in it.

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