Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has clarified his comments from his first-press conference as the Merseyside club manager.
Back in 2015, when the former Borussia coach replaced Brendan Rodgers, Klopp told the reporters (via LiverpoolECHO): “If I sit here in four years, I am pretty confident we will have one title.”
Klopp told Joe.uk: “I didn’t say the league at all. I said we will win…If I am still here, we probably (will) have won something. So we did that already.”
Liverpool won three titles under the German specialist, the Champions League, UEFA Supercup and the Club World Cup. When asked on his feelings at the UCL final, Klopp added: “It is the biggest final in world football, I would say. It was my third time there and it was not without pressure.”
“So we did it, it was a massive relief but of course, it was the best thing that ever happened to me and especially, what I realised, to my family because they suffered even more when I lost the finals.
“I’m pretty good in dealing with defeats. Not because I don’t want to win but I decided long ago that defeats will not hold me back, will not harm me.”
After 30 years, Liverpool are close to their first league title. Despite the coronavirus outbreak, which has made the authorities to stop the season, reports suggest that no matter what decision is made, Reds will be given the title.
In the absence of actual football, we’ve got the next best thing: Jurgen Klopp playing board games against an Everton fan 🔴🔵
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) March 16, 2020