Captain Jordan Henderson said Klopp, who replaced Brendan Rodgers in 2015, the season after Liverpool narrowly missed out on the title, had enabled the club to end its 30-year wait for a 19th league title. "You can not win all the time and always".
"There's a sense of relief because after the three-month interruption no one knew how the season would come back".
The Liverpool result meant only victory would do for Pep Guardiola's team, something they were unable to achieve after goals from Christian Pulisic and Willian saw off City and, with it, any faint hopes they had of retaining their title.
Since finishing the league a single point behind Manchester City last season, as well as winning the world's most competitive global club championship, the UEFA Champions League, the side managed by Jürgen Klopp was expected by many to come out on top. It's hard out there still for a lot of people but tonight we couldn't hold back, we had to come together.
It has been an agonising wait for Liverpool fans across the world, with the coronavir us lockdown forcing them to put the champagne on ice after the Premier League was suspended in March with Klopp's team two wins from the title.
Once the players and the boss were done with their respective interviews, the party was reportedly carried forward to the "home of the champions" where they all celebrated with their families. "This is for Kenny (Dalglish), for Stevie (Gerrard) - everyone!" he said.
Liverpool lead City by 23 points in the table and are the fastest team to clinch the Premier League, having done so after 31 matches. In all, Pulisic has scored seven goals in the Premier League and eight in all competitions this season. "In the beginning we didn't play in that way and when they took that advantage of course the pressure on us was bigger".