Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp apologises to Sir Alex Ferguson for 4am phone call

Jurgen Klopp has apologised to Sir Alex Ferguson after he woke the Manchester United legend to tell him Liverpool had won the Premier League.

The Reds won their maiden Prem crown last season with the Anfield outfit waltzing their way to the title.

Ferguson had previously spoke about how he was woken up by Klopp the night that Liverpool were crowned champions.

And the German has now opened up on the message and apologised to the former United manager for rising him from his slumber.

“The problem was that I came back late in my room that night and I couldn’t sleep immediately so I went through the messages I got and one of them was from Alex Ferguson,” he said.

“I just replied in a very polite way I think. It was about 3.30am-4am and I didn’t expect him to have his phone next to his bed. I didn’t want to wake him up. If that happened then sorry Alex!

“But since then we have not been in contact. He is still the former Man United manager and I don’t think he wants to talk to me too much about the success of Liverpool.

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“He respects it but it’s not his favourite thing to watch on television!”

When congratulating Klopp on his LMA Manager of the Year award, Ferguson had said: “Jurgen, fantastic. I have spoken about Leeds United, 16 years in the Championship, Liverpool, 30 years since winning that league: incredible.

“Really thoroughly deserved. The performance level of the team, really outstanding.

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“Your personality ran right through the whole club. I think it was a marvellous, marvellous performance.

“I’ll forgive you for waking me up at half past three in the morning to tell me you’d won the league. Thank you.

“But anyway, you’ve thoroughly deserved it, well done.”

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