Given their impressive transfer business this summer, it’s easy to forget that Liverpool’s season ended in devastation last time around.
Jurgen Klopp’s side brushed aside the likes of Porto, Manchester City and Roma to reach the Champions League final in Kiev only to be soundly beaten by Real Madrid 3-1.
Loris Karius made two awful mistakes, while Gareth Bale scored an incredible overhead kick.
Sadio Mane’s equaliser was all in vain.
Everyone associated with Liverpool was gutted but there was also an immense sense of pride at reaching the final of the European Cup in the first place.
And Klopp made sure he wasn’t seen sulking after the final whistle.
In fact, it was quite the opposite.
A mere eight hours after the final whistle went in the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Klopp was back home in his kitchen.
But he wasn’t thinking ‘what if’. He was singing with a German punk band.
“We saw the European Cup, Madrid had all the f***ing luck.
“We swear we’ll keep on being cool.
“And bring it back to Liverpool.”
"Only so! Only to sing with the fans, after the defeat in the final! How cool! For those who don't know, the guy with the glasses is Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool Head coach who lost in the Champions League final to "Real Madrid". It's delight". pic.twitter.com/1bupOgXwGC
— Lazarevskaya Alex (@ALazarevskaya) May 29, 2018
It was great to see Klopp in such good after such a disappointing night.
KLOPP FINALLY EXPLAINS THAT VIDEO
And, only now, has the German boss spoke about that viral video.
“You saw the video, yeah?” he said when asked about it in an interview with Goal.
“Well, everybody obviously had a little bit too much alcohol, and when that happens then you should put all smartphones away! That’s the best advice.
“But I can say this; with all I have, I want to win. I hate losing. I have had to learn to accept it but I still hate it! But after the final whistle, I don’t waste my life suffering. I don’t take the defeat around with me, I go somewhere for a few moments and then I’m done.
“It cannot help to carry it around. You have to put it away, you can’t go through the game again and say ‘but this and that’. The things from the game are obvious and I can talk about them, but I don’t feel them. That’s how it is.”
Klopp will just be hoping there’s a similar video doing the rounds this coming season – only this time it comes after Liverpool win a trophy rather than losing yet another final.