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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp may be a national treasure after FA Cup glory vs Chelsea

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Can a German be an English national treasure? Jurgen Klopp has won the lot now in his time in England with Liverpool ensuring his sainthood on Merseyside yet his appeal spreads far wider.

The quadruple may end up being just beyond Liverpool this season but to have shaped a team still theoretically capable of winning it in the middle of May bathes Klopp in a glorious light.

Tuchel still has only three wins against Klopp on his CV. This was the two rivals' first FA Cup tie against each other.

Klopp had the opportunity to deliver Liverpool's first trophy in the competition for 16 years.

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For his part Klopp spent most of the first half with his hands in his tracksuit pockets, a reflection of his contentment at his side's dominance and the success of his ball-over-the-top to Luis Diaz tactic.

As Chelsea emerged from their chrysalis after the break, Klopp grew more animated as his men spurned chances and the game went into extra time, falling to his knees at one point as Sadio Mane went down under Antonio Rudiger's challenge to beg for a free-kick that never came.

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