Klopp: I can build ‘something special’ at Liverpool

Date published: Thursday 4th August 2016 9:04

Jurgen Klopp has outlined his intention to build “something special” at Liverpool.

The German has been in charge of the Reds for ten months, in which time the club have reached competition finals – the Europa League and Capital One Cup.

Premier League form in the German’s first season was rather more lacklustre as Liverpool finished eighth in his first season, but Klopp remains confident of further improvement in his first full campaign.

Speaking to Goal.com, the former Borussia Dortmund manager says that he wants to create something similar to that he had at both the Westfalenstadion and at his first post in management, Mainz.

“I know football is all about success, but it’s also worth having a situation in 20 years when you can look back and think over the great times you had together in this development and learning period with hard work,” he said.

“I have this with the squad I promoted from Mainz. We have a chat group on WhatsApp called ‘Team 2004’ and a lot of these players are now coaches and managers and they all still take away things from this time we shared.

“I had no idea when we started how it would work. I had absolutely no experience as a coach and it was just having a little human understanding, respecting everyone and helping each other to reach our best potential.

“I love looking back or dreaming back to these kind of things and remembering that it was unbelievable. You think maybe it will never happen again, but then I had the chance for something special at Dortmund.

“And here at Liverpool, we have that chance again. It’s again possible to do something great. It’s always possible to improve together, it’s always possible to get the next highlight.

“There are always sunny days, but you just have to make sure you are prepared to make the most of it.”

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