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Wagner plans Klopp PL chat

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Last Updated: 30/05/17 10:10am

David Wagner and Jurgen Klopp will meet in the Premier League next season

David Wagner and Jurgen Klopp will meet in the Premier League next season

David Wagner and Jurgen Klopp will meet in the Premier League next season

David Wagner will speak to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp once the enormity of Huddersfield’s promotion to the Premier League sinks in.

Wagner, a former reserve-team boss under Klopp at Borussia Dortmund, has guided the Terriers back to the top flight for the first time in 45 years.

They did it the hard way, needing a penalty shoot-out to defeat Reading in the Championship play-off final following a goalless Wembley draw.

Huddersfield’s players have been celebrating winning promotion to the Premier League at their team hotel

And their hero, once again, was on-loan Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward who, fresh from saving two spot-kicks in the semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday, kept out Jordan Obita’s effort.

Wagner says he plans to speak to Reds manager Klopp over Ward, while Aaron Mooy returns to Manchester City following his loan spell.

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“I need to take a few weeks to get my head around it,” said Wagner. “I will have a lot of phone calls to make. I will call Jurgen, but not just to talk about Danny.”

While Ward made the crucial save, there was an unlikely man to take the penalty clincher in the shape of defender Christopher Schindler.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner speaks to the Sky Sports panel after he guided the Terriers to the Premier League at Wembley

“I said to the players that the easiest thing in football is to put the ball from 12 yards into the net,” added Wagner.

“Now after 10 months you have the opportunity to go to the Premier League and all you have to do is put the ball in the net from 12 yards.

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“Take this easy challenge and do it. Everybody who wants to do so raise their hands. And they said: ‘Okay give me the opportunity’.

“But I was pretty surprised when Schindi said: ‘I’d like to take the fifth one’. But he was totally confident, so I said okay.”

The club have announced they will celebrate promotion with a civic ceremony on Tuesday evening.




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