Jurgen Klopp hailed his Liverpool players after writing their own history by winning the Premier League title.
Manchester City's defeat to Chelsea on Thursday night ensured the Reds claimed their first top-flight title in 30 years.
The German said: "The players wanted to write their own history and stories so they were ready not to compare us with those great figures in this club.
"We were unbelievably good last year and smashing this record is absolutely exceptional. It is really difficult to get there."
On whether he will get a statue like the Reds' previous title-winning managers,
Klopp joked: "They all got theirs when they were not here. I want to live for 30 or 40 years!"
VIDEO: Jurgen Klopp talks to Steve Scott, Sports Editor for ITV News: