Jurgen Klopp looks ahead to Liverpool FC v Tottenham
Jurgen Klopp gives his early thoughts on Liverpool FC's Champions League final showdown with Tottenham
Jurgen Klopp has warned his Liverpool FC side that there are no easy games in the Champions League as they prepare for their final showdown against Tottenham Hotspur next month.
The Reds are gearing up for the Champions League final for the second season running as they look to go one step further than they did last year, when they were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid.
Liverpool FC have enjoyed a brilliant season under Klopp but they fell just short in the Premier League title race as they ended up one point behind champions Manchester City.
The Merseyside outfit are still on the lookout for their first major trophy since Klopp was appointed as their new permanent manager back in 2015.
Liverpool FC booked their place in the final in style by claiming a stunning 4-3 win over FC Barcelona in the semi-finals.
And Spurs also earned plenty of praise as they claimed a dramatic comeback win over Ajax to reach the Champions League final for the first time.
Liverpool FC boss Klopp has warned his side that the final showdown against Spurs will be a true test of their ability.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Liverpool FC’s website, Klopp said: “We know each other pretty well, and that’s it.
“But nothing else apart from that. It’s a final and you have an opponent and you have to prepare for it, look at their strengths, look at their weaknesses, that’s what you have to do. So that makes it no different [from any other final].
“There are no easy games. In the Champions League there are no easy games, so why should the final be easy? Certainly not. So far we’ve always used our experience in these moments, during every moment in our season.
“That’s what we have to do. We have to play the football we stand for. We have to play LFC football. That’s the plan, and then it will still be difficult, but it was difficult in all the other games as well.
“We know that already, so why should we think too much about it? If we are really at our absolute top level then we are a difficult team to play against, but we know Tottenham are as well.”