Every morning since joining Liverpool James Milner has strolled past the club’s fifth European Cup displayed in the foyer of the Melwood training ground.
As he reflected on the class of 2019 adding their name to the honours board, he said there is one image that will underline the size of the achievement.
“It will be nice going to Melwood seeing number six there,” he said.
“Liverpool has a great history and when I signed for the club I was desperate to add trophies as this club expects to win trophies and it has an amazing history but we want to create our own history.
“We have started that and put a trophy on the board. When I was at City and we won the first FA Cup, that was massive for us and that gave us the belief and the winning mentality that we can do it and hopefully this will be the same. We will enjoy it for as long as we can but we will come back pre-season and go again.”
Milner typified the idea of this being a beginning rather than culmination of Klopp’s work.
But he also said the players were driven on by the disappointment of the past.