Liverpool FC and Champions League nights are synonymous. You can not tell the story of Liverpool Football Club without the Champions League. In the same breath, you can not tell the true and full story of the Champions League without Liverpool Football Club.
However, it seems that relationship is now over. Liverpool have officially left the European Association and will no longer be partaking in any UEFA sanctioned competitions.
Many children grow up dreaming of playing in a Champions League match, hearing that intro and looking into the camera as the national anthem plays. Jurgen Klopp, who is more like us than we can imagine, is no different.
The German manager admitted that his dream was always to coach a team in the Champions League.
When speaking to Sky Sports before Liverpool FC took on Leeds United in the Premier League, he said revealed his goals.
"I'm 53. Since I've been in professional football, the Champions League has been there. My aim was always to coach a team there."
The Liverpool manager has been the voice of a city since joining the Merseyside club and that was no different during his interview.
To echo many supporters around the world, Jurgen Klopp said, "I have no issues with the Champions League."
Liverpool are six time champions of Europe and those memories will not fade away quickly. Jurgen Klopp has engrained himself in the club's history much like the UEFA Champions League has.
Without Istanbul, Madrid, Rome (x2), Paris and London, would Liverpool be the world force that they are today?