Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool’s rivals yesterday that his side will ruthlessly pursue more trophies as they aim to become English football’s greatest champions. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Pool via AP
Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool’s rivals yesterday that his side will ruthlessly pursue more trophies as they aim to become English football’s greatest champions. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Pool via AP

We are driven for more, says Klopp and insists title is just the start for the team

By Dominic King Time of article published Jun 27, 2020

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Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool’s rivals yesterday that his side will ruthlessly pursue more trophies as they aim to become English football’s greatest champions.

Liverpool’s manager — who is contracted to June 2024 — has mapped out his ambition for the coming years and wants his club to surpass Manchester United’s total of 20 League titles.

The weight of history has burdened Liverpool since 1990 — when they last won the championship — but Klopp believes this triumph will be liberating for a squad who have been tied down on long-term deals.

‘The consistency the boys have shown is so exceptional, I can’t describe it,’ said Klopp.

‘I will not stop, we will not stop, that’s it. We will stay focused and we see the opportunity.

‘But “will not stop” does not mean we will win everything; we just want to improve because the other teams are good already and will improve. Man City are absolutely exceptional. I

can’t promise we will win something but we will try everything to improve and I think that is possible.’

Having now won their 19th title, Klopp said: ‘We use our history rather than being held back by it. It is in a good place — that is why we are here. We will make sure we are still good from now on. It is still a nice moment but there is still seven games to go and we want to play our best football in these games and hopefully we will do that.’

Liverpool have won four trophies in 13 months and the German does not think they have reached the summit of their ambitions. And if Liverpool — who have set a record for clinching a title in the quickest time — keep winning, they will smash Manchester City’s 100-point barrier set in 2017-18.

‘Getting that kind of points tally sounds pretty nice to me,’ said Klopp. ‘I’m not sure it’s possible because six of the remaining seven games we play in a very short period of time. We will have to make a lot of changes.’

Klopp is unlikely to make any signings when the transfer window opens, as he is so excited about young talents such as Rhian Brewster, Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones and Neco Williams, who will feature before the end of the season.

Daily Mail

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