So how are we all coping?

William Clarke

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After our 6th 'Big Ears' and the parade of champions the following day, I have finally calmed down and returned to my normal life of getting up out of bed, eating, toilet visits, and finally back to bed. Yeah, a mundane life, but it's one I'm thankful of after the nerve tangling excitement of the Champions League weekend to end all weekends. It's now the quiet season, the hibernating from football season - unless you're interested in following national sides, and the ...... Oh yeah, I forgot, the transfer season. Still, I think under Jürgen we will not see too much excitement as regards players coming into our club. I, along with you all, will have to wait until August before we again begin to get our kicks from watching and supporting our Champions League 6-times winners. I can't wait, but I think I will take it easy until then. EPL title next in our sights.
 

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Thanks to this forum that I get to watch a lot of videos about the celebrations and all round happiness.

My cousins, in-law and family (mix of LFC, ManU and Man City supporters) are going to the LFC/Dortmund Legends game in a few hours. I am so envious. Need pictures from them to quench my LFC thirst! lol
 

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Thanks to this forum that I get to watch a lot of videos about the celebrations and all round happiness.

My cousins, in-law and family (mix of LFC, ManU and Man City supporters) are going to the LFC/Dortmund Legends game in a few hours. I am so envious. Need pictures from them to quench my LFC thirst! lol
The game is a good watch so far. 2-2 after 32 mins. A mystery goal made it 2-1 to our lads. It all happened so quick the cameras didn't catch it lol
 

William Clarke

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As posted earlier on this page I'm getting over the excitement of our Champions League win and settling down to everyday life once more. The one thing since our wonderful June 1st & 2nd weekend that has made me happy was seeing the depiction of our Champions League winning managers entitled "The Fab Four". I do so want to see this as a banner held high on the Kop. It's something that I hope will be done -- if it hasn't been done already.

OUR FAB FOUR
Bob Paisley (3) : Joe Fagan (1) : Rafa Benítez (1) : Jürgen Klopp (1)
 

Billy Biskix

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I am still enjoying it as much now as I was a week ago. It's like every day I see a new video or picture that gives another insight. When we won in Istanbul I had to wait for the DVD to come out and there was a Sky documentary that was quite good but I wasn't able to feast on so much detail of the game, everything that went immediately before and after it.

Now I can watch the full match if I want or I can just watch the goals, from different angles. I can watch it with the BT commentary or the Radio commentary or LFC TV commentary. I can watch the celebrations in the stands, in the dressing room. I can watch Henderson fall crying into the arms of his dad and Trent call his mum on to the pitch to pose with the trophy. I can watch 50,000 people in the fan zone singing the Virgil song. I can watch the parade from the bus or from the crowd, VVD awestruck, Allison overcome, JK's voice cracking with emotion as he talks about seeing the joy in people's eyes. I will never ever get enough of this.
 

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I am still enjoying it as much now as I was a week ago. It's like every day I see a new video or picture that gives another insight. When we won in Istanbul I had to wait for the DVD to come out and there was a Sky documentary that was quite good but I wasn't able to feast on so much detail of the game, everything that went immediately before and after it.

Now I can watch the full match if I want or I can just watch the goals, from different angles. I can watch it with the BT commentary or the Radio commentary or LFC TV commentary. I can watch the celebrations in the stands, in the dressing room. I can watch Henderson fall crying into the arms of his dad and Trent call his mum on to the pitch to pose with the trophy. I can watch 50,000 people in the fan zone singing the Virgil song. I can watch the parade from the bus or from the crowd, VVD awestruck, Allison overcome, JK's voice cracking with emotion as he talks about seeing the joy in people's eyes. I will never ever get enough of this.
You summed my sentiments exactly. I spent the last 90 minutes of listening to the radio commentary of the whole match again, trying to capture the mood of that night. I was still getting tension in the last 20 minutes of the game. Seeing all the outpouring of emotion and tears on the pitch by the players, Jurgen, all the backroom staff and their families was really moving and warmed the cockles of your heart.


ETA:
This time last Saturday, we were getting ready for the match. To tell you the truth, I was quite nervous, but I didn't want to openly say it last Saturday.
 

Mattyhurst83

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Week on and I’m still enjoying the buzz of it, like Hope for some reason I expected us to win it, in fact I had this odd confidence from the Bayern result onwards. I was also not overly disappointed with drawing them. I remember the Barca leg result shocked me because I had never ever been so overly confident about Liverpool winning something in my life, probably the last time was when we came back from 3-0 in 2005 and Dudek made that double save and that was so late in the run.

This seemed obvious, and odd thing is I have this confidence that Klopp will take this lot back again to the final next year.

But anyhow I’ve probably watched the post final more times than I’ve watched the final, I am happy to have a few months off it’s been a rollercoaster season and I’m hopeful next year is as successful if not more.

One thing I take from this is Klopp now goes down in folklore, he has something of note that fans will rejoice for years, we will fondly remember him now, I would have done anyhow but in years to come if he doesn’t take us on further I can at least include that Klopp was a great manager for us and I remember 2019 fondly.
 

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Have watched the Barca game and our parade at least 100 times.
Usually, this part of the year goes very slow.
I have been on absolute replay spree, and not to mention, getting even with lots of scums who gave me a tough time during my college days. They probably blocked me now lol
I'll be honest, I have been praying the last year every fucking game!! Havent prayed even for myself so badly!! This means so much!!
 

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I'm coping too well. Due to work commitments I don't feel like I sufficiently celebrated on the weekend of the final.

The beauty of the situation, though, is that I'll be celebrating for at least the next 6 months any time I have a drink. Just as I am now, sitting in my flat with a whisky in my hand.

Allez Allez Allez :cheers:
 

Mattyhurst83

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I'm coping too well. Due to work commitments I don't feel like I sufficiently celebrated on the weekend of the final.

The beauty of the situation, though, is that I'll be celebrating for at least the next 6 months any time I have a drink. Just as I am now, sitting in my flat with a whisky in my hand.

Allez Allez Allez :cheers:
Yeah I had to work on the Saturday night, one good thing was the shift that went into 7am in the morning when fast due to the final events.
 

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Out at the local market...LFC shirt on (don't normally wear, but feeling good today)...voice behind me says "Premier League Champions? Nope"

Don't even turn around..just flash the five on one hand and the thumb on the other (like Klopp in my pic).

Silence behind me. Great day!
 

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I'm coping too well. Due to work commitments I don't feel like I sufficiently celebrated on the weekend of the final.

The beauty of the situation, though, is that I'll be celebrating for at least the next 6 months any time I have a drink. Just as I am now, sitting in my flat with a whisky in my hand.

Allez Allez Allez :cheers:
I think age caught up with me last week. I had visions beforehand of going into town and drinking the whole night, going home for a quick swill and then back into town for the parade.
A few of us walked into town from Kensington where we watched it, got some much needed scoff on Bold Street and then spent an hour soaking it all in at St Luke's church. Tbh though I was fucked and felt like shite! Ended up walking halfway home before getting a taxi driven by what I assume was a bluenose because he said fuck all the whole journey.
Got home and had a can in the back garden and rolled into bed about 5 o'clock for a few hours kip. Headed back into town with a load of ale in a cooler bag but hardly touched any of it, not because I didn't want to but I knew my bladder wouldn't last 5 minutes and there's nowhere to have a wee along the Strand with thousands of people hanging around.
It's quite sobering to realise you've become a lightweight but I still enjoyed every minute of it. Hopefully going to see the cup at Anfield next week and then do the tour when it's in the museum, seeing it close up will really help it all sink in.
 

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I'm coping too well. Due to work commitments I don't feel like I sufficiently celebrated on the weekend of the final.

The beauty of the situation, though, is that I'll be celebrating for at least the next 6 months any time I have a drink. Just as I am now, sitting in my flat with a whisky in my hand.

Allez Allez Allez :cheers:
I've yet to have a single drop of alcohol pass my lips :-(

Roll on June 20th :cheers:
 

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Finally number 6 is in the bag, an important enough achievement in it's own right.
But even more important, because the man we have leading us and the group of players he inherited, has signed and is mentoring, coaching and managing have given us such an amazing season to remember.
If one man on the Liverpool staff deserved last night it was one Jurgen Klopp.

The build up to last night started in escence for me when we were drawn against Porto in the quarters.
I dealt with it by letting my plans for the end of the season take over.
Trips to Barcelona and Newcastle were planned, and my search for a match ticket for the last day of the season consumed me and distracted me from the excitement of a potential 6th European Cup.

The Nou Camp was not as disappointing as I might have imagined. Fantastic trip with my lad, and we saw enough from that first leg to still hope the dream wasn't over.
Kompany's goal against Leicester dampened things a bit, but it only lasted for 24 hours. We demolished Barcelona to secure a place in the European Cup final.

Last day of the season kept my mind off the final too, with the faintest of hopes that Brighton might pull off a miracle, sadly not to be.
Then the mindset switched to the final, helping the pain of finishing a point short in the league.

And what a long fucking 3 weeks it was, not a day went by without multiple thoughts of beating Tottenham.
I was a wreck yesterday at work, tried without success to get a couple of hours kip before kick off, and then last night happened.

Not a great game by any stretch, but what a result. Finally number 6 was in the bag.
Watched the players after match, and the trophy presentation, then the players after presentation, but had to try and get some kip as I'm at work.

So on to how I'm coping.
I'm not coping but it's an amazing feeling at the same time.
Dane the gobshite, who tells people how it is, is not coping, he's a quivering wreck.

I've spent all day browsing sports sites, forums and Twitter, looking at videos of the celebrations of players and supporters, and I'm even more of a fucking wreck.
I'm constantly welling up every time I watch a video of the amazing support we have, lump in my throat, chest bursting and generally just feeling proud as fuck.

I'll get over this stage, but I'm not sure I want to
Pretty much hit nail on head in terms of your post. Even a week later i struggle to explain ‘that night’.
Im a Brummie, i always watch the games in the same pub and everyone knows my passion for LFC. When Mane scored the header against Man City last year people were laughing because I literally headed the ball myself.
In the euphoria of the comeback against Barca I drunkenly messaged my new gf telling her we were going to Madrid which she was all for as her Birthday was on the 31st. Upon looking at prices we ended up in Tenerife.
On the day i walked round the local bars to assess the potential venues, i settled on one bar. The manager, who was blowing up balloons for the game was a scouser and a red and reserved me a table.
This is where i struggle to understand/explain my behaviour. Maybe because the bar was full of Liverpool supporting families, maybe because the misses was there but gone was the jack in the box me. I was anxious but calm, even when Spurs pressed from about the 70th minute i was relaxed. Admittedly, i thought Spurs were more likely to equalise than us get a 2nd but i had this strange assurance that this was our year.

I am sure iv posted this before but I am more happy for the staff and team than myself. I was in Istanbul in 2005 and so had experienced being crowned CL winners from a fan perspective. But as you allude to i was more happier for our great manager, his staff and the players because they deserved it, Most notably Klopp and Henderson.
What Klopp has done for Liverpool FC, the players and fans is amazing. He has orchestrated a cohesive unit of players who have a great team spirit but are all grounded, they have adopted the LFC ethos and at the same time created a unity with the Fans. This is a pleasure and a joy to see.
I mentioned before i am a Brummie and since Klopp arrived i have noticed a huge increase amongst the local club supporters of Liverpool being their second team. This is testament to Klopp and the players humility, honesty and hard work, aswell as the exciting football they play!
 

William Clarke

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I think age caught up with me last week. I had visions beforehand of going into town and drinking the whole night, going home for a quick swill and then back into town for the parade.
A few of us walked into town from Kensington where we watched it, got some much needed scoff on Bold Street and then spent an hour soaking it all in at St Luke's church. Tbh though I was fucked and felt like shite! Ended up walking halfway home before getting a taxi driven by what I assume was a bluenose because he said fuck all the whole journey.
Got home and had a can in the back garden and rolled into bed about 5 o'clock for a few hours kip. Headed back into town with a load of ale in a cooler bag but hardly touched any of it, not because I didn't want to but I knew my bladder wouldn't last 5 minutes and there's nowhere to have a wee along the Strand with thousands of people hanging around.
It's quite sobering to realise you've become a lightweight but I still enjoyed every minute of it. Hopefully going to see the cup at Anfield next week and then do the tour when it's in the museum, seeing it close up will really help it all sink in.
You're right @jaffod age is a fickle thing. The things you could do with ease when younger catches up with you, and although in your mind you can still do those things of your youth, your body point blankly refuses to cooperate. In a few weeks I'll turn seventy and my mind finally has given up trying to coax my body into doing anything. I am sitting in God's waiting room listening for my name to be called. Ha, but until my name is called I will relish the success our club is bringing us and carry on getting as excited as hell on our club's journey. Stuff older age! I'm staying alive for LFC and I'm not going anywhere until we've won that bloody Premier League.
 



William Clarke

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I'm just buzzing. Can't stop grinning. Feels just so damn good been European Cup winners, makes you feel proud doesn't it?
It certainly does, Sir Bill. It also gives you a feeling of satisfaction knowing that we've won it, but also with the added addition that we've won it for a SIXTH time. Only Real Squid and AC Milano have won it more times than we have and AC only one more than us. We can hold our heads up high because we have answered the doubters, those who call us bottlers and try to verbally knock us down. Hah, well now they can't because we have in our possession 'BIG EARS' number SIX.
 

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As posted earlier on this page I'm getting over the excitement of our Champions League win and settling down to everyday life once more. The one thing since our wonderful June 1st & 2nd weekend that has made me happy was seeing the depiction of our Champions League winning managers entitled "The Fab Four". I do so want to see this as a banner held high on the Kop. It's something that I hope will be done -- if it hasn't been done already.

OUR FAB FOUR
Bob Paisley (3) : Joe Fagan (1) : Rafa Benítez (1) : Jürgen Klopp (1)
Someone put this up somewhere else. Great effort I thought :-)

Lets talk about 6 baby,
Lets talk about Origi,
Lets talk about Fagan, Rafa, Jurgen Klopp and Bob Paisley,
Lets talk about 6 - Lets talks about 6.........