Success Without Silverware: Is It Possible? Jurgen Klopp is aware that some will face a failure this season if he cannot deliver the Premier League title.
The Liverpool manager has been aware of this for 10 months. Before he started the & # 39; FS tour of last summer, Klopp sat around a table at & # 39; a Melwood training base of the club and discussed how his job has changed. A trip to the Champions League final had, after all, raised expectations.
Klopp knew that certain critics would consider his third full campaign positive at the helm only if he could deliver a trophy at the end of it.
Jurgen Klopp is aware that some critics will consider his third season a failure without a trophy
Liverpool have been exceptional this season and could still win the Premier League title
& # 39; I know about expectations and that is completely normal, & # 39; he remarked. & # 39; First, we have to play the kind of football that gives us a chance to win. & # 39;
In one sense, Klopp's promise was more than fulfilled.
Manchester City may hold the advantage in a title match characterized by the flawed form of the main protagonists, but there is no doubt that Liverpool, for almost all of this campaign, has played as champions .
It is hardly believable that they were able to reach 97 points – a figure that has not been hit by a former Liverpool side – can reach the & # 39; e League's best player (Virgil van Dijk) and his top scorer (Mohamed Salah), and still don't fall into & # 39; the one prize they've been trying to win since 1990.
However, when he considered that perspective on Friday, there was no sense that Klopp felt like a man who had lost a pound and found a penny. He may be able to finish this campaign with empty hands – only a fool would see Tottenham's chances in & # 39; finals of & # 39; to erase the Champions League – but progress is unmistakable.
Klopp will still be content with his squad for the summer without content
Whether Liverpool acts as triumphant on Sunday as on June 1 in Madrid, Klopp will share the content of & # 39; the summer boss in & # 39; highlighting the field he's put together – and the style they're playing – will one day make the breakthrough.
& # 39; It's really not about me, & # 39; he said. & # 39; It's really about the club. We all do this for entertainment.
& # 39; The people who don't want to go there want to enjoy the game and all that stuff. They think about this game two days before and three days after.
& # 39; Heart surgeries are much more important, but I don't think people want to read as much about heart surgeons as they do about football. That's clear.
& # 39; Not only me, we should all make the best of & # 39; the circumstances that we have. That's what we're trying to do. If that leads to silverware, then beautiful – but we can do no more.
& # 39; When people judge me for not winning something in the past or winning something in & # 39; in the future, I can't change that. All I can do is do my best and I am 100 percent sure of myself. I do my best.
& # 39; It's not perfect, because it's me, but it's my best and I can't do any more. That's all I'm concerned about. This season has been full of wonderful moments, wonderful moments.
The win over Barcelona has led Liverpool fans to believe that everything is possible under Klopp
& # 39; Look out for games, enjoy games and last Tuesday was as far as the ice on & # 39; a pie.
& # 39; Wow! That's exactly the image we want to draw for the outside world – this is Liverpool. & # 39;
The icing he referred to couldn't have been more decadent. Barcelona's 4-0 split, and the style in which they achieved the victory, made supporters think everything is possible if they can beat a Wolves side for whom Klopp has the greatest respect.
Liverpool made a statement in the & # 39; Champions League and showed City that they are ready to match them step by step on & # 39; e approach to the line. Her best shot might not win this season's Premier League, but there is substance to what she does. Liverpool is not leaving.
The win was a statement from Klopp's side that Man City showed they would be pushing
& # 39; It's possible here; it's possible in this club and in this town with the people around it, & # 39; Klopp said, that & # 39; t have Salah available after he joins Friday & # 39; a training girl. & # 39; That's the picture. A moment like (Barcelona) is worth more than silverware.
& # 39; When you wrestle in a game, the opponents hit the post and the bar, but you win it, which is good to look back and say, "That year we won it and, oh, we were lucky ". It's a nice story, but it doesn't help with development.
& # 39; The job is to develop as far and as high as possible so that it becomes more and more likely that you will win silverware – which is what we have done so far. Now we go to a finale and we will play it, learn from the past years and see what we can do.
& # 39; Nobody sleeps in this business. We have a complete toolbox with football tools. With our help, the boys use the right tools at the right moments. If we can win it, it's not in our hands what we get for it, but it doesn't make our season a little less good. It just makes it a different finish. & # 39;
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