Jurgen Klopp aims dig at Man Utd as he collects Liverpool award at SPOTY 2020

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp couldn’t resist having a dig at Manchester United on Sunday evening.

The German manager and main prize nominee Jordan Henderson were in attendance at the ceremony at the weekend, and they were both on hand to collect the Team of the Year Award.

Having led the team to the Premier League title after the Champions League in 2019, Klopp loved sharing the plaudits with his team and coaching staff.

In a surprise passing dig at their rivals, the former Borussia Dortmund boss noted that it was made even more special because of the location of the studio.

Klopp had said of the award: "My team deserve this, because they did an incredible job.

”It's a mix of talent, character, desire and the power of the club, which is a big one. That all comes together and it was a great moment when we became champions.

"We want to organise a big party when it's allowed again, could take a little while but until then maybe we can win something else, we will see.”

He then followed it up with a thank you to Liverpool fans and cheekily added: “By the way, getting this prize in Manchester makes it even sweeter!

The joke drew laughter from the crowd, as well as presenters Gary Lineker and Alex Scott.

Henderson came second in the solo award behind Lewis Hamilton, following a touching message from his manager. He had said: “Hello friend, hello our captain.

"When we won the Premier League title last season you wrote a personal letter to every player in the squad and myself. Well, now it's my turn. I write this letter to you.

"This Liverpool team they say we don't have one superstar. For us the team is the star. This is true. But you are a superstar at making us that team.

"Jordan, people too often ignore your quality. But not me and not your team-mates.

After a touch journey with many obstacles everyone can see it – personality, character and ability. The complete package.

"You led our club to ending a 30-year wait. You did it with humility and grace. You're a world class athlete and football player but you are an even better human being.”

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