Liverpool’s manager knows that after a summer of lavish spending the club needs to start winning trophies
“You probably won’t like this question,” Jürgen Klopp is forewarned. There is usually no “probably” about it. Usually any question that looks beyond the next game or requires a prediction from the Liverpool manager prompts a disappointed frown and curt reply but this time is different. This time Klopp accepts it must be different. The question, of course, is whether Liverpool have to end this season not only with progress, positivity and memories of some genuinely thrilling performances but with the first silverware of his Anfield reign? “You are right and people will say that,” he admits. “It is the next step.”
There is expectation on Liverpool every summer, as there should be. Questions about that elusive Premier League title are an annual feature of pre-season. This summer they carry greater weight. Having rebuilt expectation over the course of his three seasons as Liverpool manager, and invested over £170m on new talent ahead of the fourth, Klopp cannot and does not shy away from the demand that has intensified on him and his players. There is no frown as Klopp elaborates at length on the aims for a campaign that he is relishing.
Written by Andy Hunter in New York
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jul/23/jurgen-klopp-liverpool-premier-league-ambitions under the title “Jürgen Klopp: ‘We expect more from ourselves. We have the highest ambitions’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.