Jurgen Klopp is happy with Liverpool’s current position as he nears a self-imposed trophy deadline at Liverpool.
The Reds last won a silverware in 2012 but came close to winning trophies in the last few seasons under Klopp including last summer’s 3-1 Champions League loss to Madrid in Kiev.
The German coach made a vow upon his appointment in 2015. “If we sit here in four years, I think we win one title. If not, the next one [for me] may be in Switzerland,” Klopp said via the Telegraph.
The fact that it was Klopp who volunteered this reminder is a reflection of how secure his position is, regardless of whether this year’s Premier League and Champions League bids yield reward.
“A lot of people reminded me when I came here and signed a four-year contract that in four years we probably would have won something. It didn’t happen yet,” Klopp conceded ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Cardiff.
“The position we are now in, I am really happy with. Not that it is the final position we want to be, but the awareness from outside of the club – where we are, second time in Champions League semi-final – that is really special.
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“It is not where we want to be at the end. We want to improve. Our problem is the other teams do not sleep and have made a lot of good decisions as well.”
Those previous failures would be erased from the memories of Kopites if the Reds end up securing a famous double come the end of the campaign.