Klopp eyes Liverpool trophy to avoid ‘entertainers’ tag

Date published: Monday 16th April 2018 10:13

Jurgen Klopp realises the importance of translating Liverpool’s entertaining football into trophies.

Klopp is yet to win any silverware since being appointed Liverpool manager in October 2015.

The German has taken the Reds to the finals of the League Cup and Europa League, as well as improving their standing in the Premier League.

He has also guided Liverpool to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in a decade, where Roma await.

Klopp knows he was brought in at Anfield “to win things”.

“It’s about winning football games. It’s about creating moments and knowing to use them. That’s the thing,” he said.

“We scored a lot of goals before but nobody was really happy about not having clean sheets because it makes winning quite difficult. We had the set-piece issue, we had different issues already and step by step we sorted it a little bit better.

“All these things we sorted step by step, and the boys enjoy the game obviously. You could see that on Saturday.

“It’s such an intense time, and playing like this is great, it’s just great and scoring these goals is really good. 300 [goals] is really a massive number, to be honest.

“I love watching that kind of football but I don’t want to be the entertainer or whatever and it is like, ‘Oh we had fun but we didn’t win anything’.

“I know the reason is we come here together to win things but I think the way you try to do it is important.

“What can you start first? You cannot be successful without playing good football, you cannot be the best side in the world, have the best players, and yeah you can play defensive football – that’s possible.

“But we are not one and not the other so we have to find a way for ourselves. That is what we do step by step.”

 

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