Jurgen Klopp revealed that he woke up in a truck after lifting the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund.
Jurgen Klopp’s success remains unparalleled in Signal Iduna Park over the last decade. The German International won back-to-back Bundesliga titles, won the domestic cup competition, and carried them to the Champions League final.
When he took over the club, he had financial constraints and worked with a limited budget, but overcame Bayern Munich in a coruscating fashion. Before Klopp took over the Yellow Wall, they were battling for a top-half finish. Since he guided to the league titles, he gained adulation for the spectacular work over there.
After a span of a decade, Borussia Dortmund got their hands on the Bundesliga title once again. Jurgen Klopp became the next coach to get their hands on the prestigious league title after Matthias Sammer did it in 2000/01 season.
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The Yellow and Blacks finished eight points ahead of the second-placed Bayer Leverkusen and had an excellent season. Understandably, Klopp was in a mood to celebrate it wildly.
But things got out of his hands after celebrating it too much.
He said: “I was really wasted which may have been noticeable in some interviews,”
“And I don’t remember much that makes any sense.
“I’m not sure if I ever told anyone. I actually woke up on a truck in the garage. All alone. I remember that, but I have no idea about the hours before that.
“I woke up, climbed out of the truck and found myself in a big factory hall. Then I walked across the yard and saw the silhouette of a man.
“So I whistled because I can whistle quite loudly and I noticed the silhouette slowed down a little. So I waited and saw Aki Watzke (Hans-Joachim Watzke, Borussia Dortmund CEO). So Aki and I were the only people on this huge yard.”
Since Klopp and Watzke needed to get out there, they paid 200 euros to a driver which had tons of chicken in the vehicle. Since the open parade was also arranged, the German did not take the risk by taking the normal route.
“Aki held up an old Mercedes on the road,” Klopp added.
“It was a Turkish fella in a station wagon. And Aki says ‘Take us to the Italian’. “No I won’t drive you there. So Aki reaches into his pocket, finds 200 euros and says ‘You will.’ He sees the money, “OK”.
“Aki sits in the front, I sit back. I kept slamming my head into the side, I was a little tired. And I kept hearing ‘cluck, cluck, cluck’ What’s going on here? I thought I dreamed it. But I didn’t. The trunk was full of chickens.”
Liverpool fans are also well aware of Jurgen Klopp’s celebration. The German was about to fall down from the bus during the parade, but Alisson Becker came to the Reds rescue once again!