- Jurgen Klopp recalled his first encounter with Ferguson after he was voted Premier League Manager of the Year by the League Managers Association
- The German boss was praised for ending Liverpool's 30-year wait for a Premier League title this season
- The Reds were crowned EPL champions after finishing just one point behind Manchester City's 100 points record set in 2018
Jurgen Klopp has claimed his first meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson felt like he had come face to face with the Pope.
Klopp made the revelation on Monday, July 27, when he was presented with the Sir Alex Ferguson trophy.
The German boss was awarded the prestigious honour in recognition of his role in guiding Liverpool to Premier League triumph for the first time in nearly 30 years.
Liverpool were crowned champions after finishing top during the recently concluded 2019/20 campaign, 18 points above closest challengers Man City.
Klopp appeared to put club rivalries aside and was full of praise for Ferguson in relation to the legendary tactician's managerial skills.
"I know it's not 100 per cent appropriate as a Liverpool manager but I admire him," Klopp said after winning the LMA award.
"I remember he was the first British manager I met. We had breakfast. I'm not sure how much he remembers but I remember because for me this moment was like meeting the Pope," he divulged.
On his part, Fergie lauded Klopp for leading the Reds to victory, revealing the German telephoned him after lifting the title.
"You thoroughly deserved it. Well done," the former Man United boss noted.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Jurgen Klopp guided Liverpool to the Premier League glory for the first time in 30 years and he has now emerged the League Managers Association manager of the year.
The German tactician won the award on Monday night, July 27 beating Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth and Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder to the prestigious individual accolade.
The prestigious award is named the 'Sir Alex Ferguson trophy' and the Manchester United legend sent a special video message to the Liverpool boss.