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Jurgen Klopp Congratulates Nat Phillips After Champions League Win

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Jurgen Klopp Congratulates Nat Phillips After Champions League Win

Jurgen Klopp still managed to find time to congratulate Nat Phillips after Liverpool reached their third Champions League final in five years.

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Klopp could have been forgiven for being too relieved and ecstatic for words on Tuesday night, after his side overcame Villarreal to book their place to Paris on May 28th.

The Spanish side certainly looked capable of springing a huge upset, first when scoring after two minutes and then when levelling the tie just before half time, before Liverpool won the match 3-2.

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It kept alive the Reds' hopes of completing what would be a ridiculous quadruple but, whilst it was all going on, Klopp managed to find time for one of his on loan players.

At the end of his post match press conference, Klopp leant into the mic to say 'congratulations to Nat Phillips,' after the centre back had helped get Bournemouth promoted back to the Champions League.

Whilst Klopp was leading his side to victory, Bournemouth were facing Nottingham Forest in a must win game near the top of the Championship.

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Both sides had just two games left remaining of the season and the Cherries knew that a win would guarantee a return to the top tier but a loss would leave them looking at the playoffs, in a real six pointer.

Forest might have had a penalty in the first half, but the assistant referee ruled there was an offside in the build up, which replays suggested wasn't the case.

The game was decided by Kieffer Moore's 83rd minute strike, from a brilliantly worked free kick that bamboozled the Forest defence.

The full time whistle brought scenes of delight and joy from the home fans, as they ran onto the pitch to celebrate their promotion.

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Klopp wasn't the only Premier League figure to congratulate Scott Parker's side for their future arrival back into the league, former Bournemouth player Aaron Ramsdale doing the same.

The Arsenal goalkeeper took to Twitter to say, "Up the Cherries. Huge congratulations to everyone involved."

The club were relegated at the end of the 2019/20 season, after five years in the Premier League, and finished sixth in their last campaign.

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They lost in the play off semi finals to Brentford last year, who ended up going up, but Parker has taken them back into the big time.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Twitter

Topics: Premier League, EFL Championship, Bournemouth, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool

Ryan Sidle
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