Klopp on Liverpool promise as trophy hunt continues

MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 12: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool speaks to the media ahead of the Liverpool FC Press Conference at Allianz Arena on March 12, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on May 12, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Klopp says he lives 100 percent for Liverpool

The Reds manager is excited to compete in his second successive UEFA Champions League Final with his club.

“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.

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