UFC fighter Darren Till cannot wait to properly celebrate Liverpool’s Premier League title win after his fight with Robert Whittaker.
The passionate Reds fan faces ‘The Reaper’ on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night, a fight you can hear live on talkSPORT 2.
Given the quality of opposition being put in front of him, Till has not put a single foot out of place in camp and is looking as sharp as ever for his second middleweight fight.
The former king of the 185lbs division represents a serious problem for any fighter, which is why the Scouser has remained as focused and dedicated as ever to his Team Kaobon training camp, despite Liverpool’s title win.
He told talkSPORT.com: “Oh it was good! I went down to the ground [when the title was confirmed], but I couldn’t stay long because I had training the next day!
“So I only stayed until about 1 in the morning and celebrated with all the fans.
“And there was a few of the players there as well so it was good. And then the next day we all went down to the Albert Dock, which is like our sort of pier head, and it was good.”
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson believes manager Jurgen Klopp is the reason the club’s 30-year wait for a league title has been ended.
The Reds midfielder, a contender for player of the season, was presented with the Premier League trophy by Sir Kenny Dalglish – the last man to guide the club to the championship – at Anfield on Wednesday after their final home match of the campaign against Chelsea.
And while the players have had a remarkable two years – also winning the Champions League, European Super Cup and Club World Cup – Henderson has no doubt where the credit should lie.
“It’s no secret what this squad thinks of Jurgen Klopp,” he wrote in his programme notes for the Chelsea game.
“If you think as supporters you appreciate what he has done for this club, you can multiply that by a hundred for the team: he is our leader – he has set the tone for all of this from the day he walked in.
“As I have said previously, and as the manager has said himself, he took over from great foundations laid by Sir Kenny and Brendan [Rodgers], and from players like Stevie [Gerrard].
“But he, more than anyone in my eyes, is the reason we are here now about to collect this club’s first league title in 30 years.”