Jurgen Klopp insists that he is not fixated on winning the Club World Cup.
After winning the Champions League last year, Liverpool reserved their place to this year’s Club World Cup. The Reds will visit Doha, Qatar, next month to compete against each of FIFA’s seven continental champions and a team from the host nation.
But Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he feels no pressure to win the intercontinental trophy. Although Klopp agreed that it is a special trophy, he doesn’t spend time thinking about it.
“I didn’t think about that. I’m not someone who has to be the first on the moon or the first winning the World Cup with Liverpool, but when we are there then we will try with all we have,” he told FIFA.com.
“I don’t feel any pressure. I see it as an absolute opportunity as you don’t often have the chance to play for it.
“You have to win the Champions League (to qualify) as the European team, so that already makes it special. When we go there, we will be prepared and looking forward to it,” added the Liverpool boss.
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“The boys want to play it, so it will be very interesting, and it will feel big for us, 100 percent.”