Robbie Fowler proposed that Jurgen Klopp be the new “God” in Liverpool after the club clinched its first league title since 1990.
“I think I’m going to have to relinquish this God shout now, give it on to Jurgen. Jurgen can be called ‘God’ now, can’t he?” he told. “I’ll let him have that, I’ll let him have it.”
Former Reds striker Fowler thus joked that he was willing to give the German his “God” nickname after their title win. Fowler himself received the nickname ‘God’ throughout his time in Liverpool.
The Reds were crowned champions of the Premier League on Thursday after Manchester City dropped to Stamford Bridge in a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.
This defeat made it impossible for second-placed City, or any other club, to overhaul Liverpool, who were leading with 25 points more:
“I honestly feel brilliant, I know we haven’t played for Liverpool for a long time but to be here and witnessing what we’ve witnessed, it’s absolutely incredible, it really is.”
Klopp has led the club to a Premier League title, Champions League crown and UEFA Super Cup and World Cup Club trophies since taking over at Liverpool in 2015.
Fowler, who is now A-League club coach Brisbane Roar, paid tribute to the German manager:
“Since Jurgen’s been there, I think the belief that he has given the players and they really go into every game believing that they will win, believing that no one can touch them.
“He’s got the attitude absolutely spot on. What he said four years ago that he’s going to bring the Premier League to this club, he’s absolutely nailed it. In four years, he’s been in the Europa League final, he’s been in a Champions League final twice, obviously, they’ve won it once, and now the Premier League.
“I think the belief that he’s instilled into them players has been nothing short of just a phenomenal bit of man management.”
Captain Jordan Henderson also paid tribute to Klopp on the night, calling him “a great leader and a great human being”.
“What you see is what you get, with his press conferences and on the sidelines,” Henderson told Sky Sports. “Obviously, he has got more of a personal side with the players, but he has got a balance of having a relationship with the players and being a friend but also being a bit ruthless when he needs to be.
“He is a great leader and a great human being and we all believe in him. We have got an amazing group and that is down to the manager and how he has gelled them all together. It’s not a coincidence and it’s credit to him and all the staff.”