The 2019/20 season saw Liverpool end their long wait to clinch their first title in 30 years.

It was also the Reds’ first Premier League triumph, and they won it comfortably, without being seriously challenged by Manchester City.

Jürgen Klopp’s side were confirmed champions after the Citizens suffered a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in June.

İlkay Gündoğan, Klopp’s former player at Borussia Dortmund, has given an interview to this week’s edition of SportBild, and the midfielder was asked if he congratulated the manager after the Merseyside club’s title triumph.

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Gündoğan said: “Of course, I like him very much and had great years with him at Borussia Dortmund.”

“I congratulated him right after the championship and he later sent me a few smileys back. I don’t know exactly what the alcohol level was at the moment, but I assume that he was happy (laughs).”

Gündoğan and City’s immediate focus now will be on the upcoming Champions League clash against Real Madrid. The Etihad side enter the tie with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg.

The player believes the presence of Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane on the touchline will make the clash between the two sides even more attractive to watch.

“Guardiola and Zidane are of course two coaches who meet at world-class level. The fact that Real has won the league again shows that Zidane knows how to win titles. Because that’s the same with Pep, the duel becomes even more attractive,” Gündoğan explained.