Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explains why Bayern Munich were ‘a little lucky’ to win Champions League

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists Bayern Munich were “a little lucky” to win the Champions League.

The Bavarians beat Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s final thanks to Kingsley Coman’s header.

But with coronavirus sweeping the globe earlier this year, the competition was halted during the last 16 phase.

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Klopp was envious of the Bundesliga starting back up sooner than any other major European league in May.

The German claims this allowed Hansi Flick’s side to pick up match sharpness in a more progressive manner, before finishing the campaign ahead of their rivals and concentrating solely on the finals in Lisbon.

Conversely, Ligue 1 was cancelled after the Covid-19 outbreak, denying PSG any chance to pick up match sharpness before the finals began.

“It is difficult to write more history in eight months,” Klopp told ZDF. “[Bayern were] a little lucky that, amid all the chaos with schedules, their schedule was best suited to the Champions League.

“At the moment definitely one of the absolute, absolute top teams. They are sensationally well equipped.

“They have absolute world-class players in every position, and all at the right age.”

The Reds are preparing for the new campaign, which starts on Saturday for them in the Community Shield against FA Cup winners Arsenal.

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