Jurgen Klopp opens up about Liverpool FC’s title challenge

The Liverpool FC manager is desperate to finish as Premier League champions this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Jurgen Klopp has underlined his burning desire to guide Liverpool FC to the Premier League title this season.

The German head coach is still waiting to get his hands on his first piece of silverware at the Anfield outfit following his appointment as Brendan Rodgers’ successor in October 2015.

Klopp’s side have finished in the Premier League’s top four in the last two seasons to find a level of consistency in the top flight, while Liverpool FC reached the Champions League final last term before a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid.

The Reds have made some key signings over the past 10 months or so, notably Southampton centre-half Virgil van Dijk and AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker to improve their defence.

Liverpool FC are unbeaten in eight games in the Premier League this season to keep pace with title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea FC at the top of the table.

While the Merseyside outfit have scored a modest 15 goals in eight games so far, Klopp’s side have made a marked improvement at the back after conceding just three times in the league.

There has been the suggestion that a second-placed finish would represent a good return for Liverpool FC this season to prove that the Reds are closing the gap on defending champions Manchester City.

However, Klopp has reiterated that he only has eyes for the Premier League trophy as Liverpool FC look to win their first top-flight crown since 1990.

“In most sports, coming second in the Olympics you come home with a silver medal,” Klopp is quoted as saying by Metro.

‘In football, it’s nothing. And it’s nothing for me as well. I want to win it, and I know that’s a responsibility.

“I put all I have, knowledge, passion, heart, experience, I throw everything into the club 100 per cent. I don’t keep anything back. ‘It should work, actually, at one point. But until then, we should have a really good time.”

Liverpool FC signed Alisson, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho in the summer transfer window to add more depth to Klopp’s squad ahead of their title challenge this season.

Klopp’s side have lost in Europa League, League Cup and Champions League finals since the former Borussia Dortmund head coach replaced Rodgers at Anfield.

Liverpool FC will make the trip to Huddersfield Town in their next Premier League game on Saturday 20 October.

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