Klopp wants to win title ‘for the people’ not himself

Date published: Friday 15th March 2019 11:41

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp isn’t bothered about people remembering him 50 years time, he wants to win the Premier League “for the people”.

The Reds are currently one point behind Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title, while they have qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals where they will face Porto.

On potentially being in the history books, Klopp told reporters: “I’ve never thought about myself like that.

“People spoke about me at Dortmund but I don’t need that.

“I just want to help the team be as successful as we can, I’m not searching for people to remember in 50 years.

“I respect the desire of the people and players and I can be part of this dream but it is not for me at the end it’s for the people.”

Asked if near misses have given his side added motivation to be successful this season, Klopp added: “It’s normal that you want to prove things.

“But we don’t wake up in the morning and think we lost in these finals.

“It’s not important but we try to use it in a positive way and it’s natural you want to make things better.

“The experience we’ve had so far has helped us a lot, it helped us against Bayern.

“The last five CL games we lost is because we didn’t defend like we wanted to but at Munich we did and from this basis you can win, it’s the experience from last year we get this and it has helped a lot.

“If there is a final at the end good – but we think about that at the end, not now.”


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