Ralph Hasenhuttl gave the impression to be crying tears of pleasure as Southampton secured a momentous 1-Zero victory over champions Liverpool on Monday night time.
The Saints boss dropped to his knees because the full-time whistle blew, seemingly overcome with emotion as his facet pulled off arguably the best win since he arrived in 2018.
A intelligent lob from former Liverpool striker Danny Ings in simply the second minute of the sport proved to be sufficient as some heroic Southampton defending stored the guests at bay.
Hasenhuttl has been in comparison with Klopp for his eccentric managerial fashion, carrying his coronary heart on his sleeve always, and the Austrian has described his counterpart as a job mannequin up to now.
For the person as soon as referred to as the ‘Alpine Klopp’, victory over the Liverpool supervisor should’ve felt fairly particular.
Explaining his actions after the full-time whistle, Hasenhuttl instructed Sky Sports activities: “I’ve by no means taken factors towards Jurgen up to now so I believe I began believing we might do it within the 92nd minute, not earlier.
“The best way we defended right this moment was superb, the hassle the fellows put in, everybody was the important thing to successful.
“The mentality was even higher than this mentality monster group (Liverpool).
“It was the right night for Southampton followers on the market and for us and an vital step ahead.”
And talking after the match, Klopp was eager to simply accept accountability for the defeat and demand Hasenhuttl’s facet deserved the victory.
“Our determination making was not good,” the Liverpool boss instructed his post-match press convention.
“I heard one second in the past we had one shot on course. Our fault, my accountability and that’s it.
“After all we fear, these are our issues. However soccer issues you remedy with soccer.
“We all know the scenario, we aren’t foolish. We’ve got to point out a response, 100 per cent.
“Southampton deserved it, they ran their socks off. They did rather well, that’s clear. I’m largely involved by our sport although and I didn’t prefer it an excessive amount of.”