Liverpool: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that they do not have any plans to dominate the world for years to come insisting that it is too challenging to be successful in Premier League.
After leading Liverpool to the Premier League title last season, Klopp was named The Best FIFA Men’s Coach on Thursday, with four Reds also part of the FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11.
After Thursday’s 2-1 win over Tottenham, Klopp’s men are also three points clear atop the Premier League table this season.
“I don’t think anybody will dominate English football – it’s too difficult, 100 per cent. The league is too challenging, the calendar is too challenging,” Goal.com quoted Klopp as saying.
“We all have to make sure we get through these crazy times at the moment and all the other times as well. We had four players in the best team of the world in the last year – one we had to sign from Bayern [Munich], which was smart business, I would say. We obviously have a good team,” he added.
Klopp said he is only focused on their next game against Crystal Palace rather than long term plans.
“The more football games you win, the closer you come to winning trophies. If you are in the final or whatever, then you have to make the final touch, that’s it. But we don’t plan world dominance for the next years. We just plan for the next game, which is in 40-something hours at Crystal Palace,” he said.
As well as the breakthrough Premier League title, Klopp has led Liverpool to the Champions League title, Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup since taking charge in October 2015.
“Oh, I’m 53 years old. I’m too old for flying, so it’s easy for me to stay humble. The thing is I have just a world-class team, I work at a world-class club. With the players and people around me, it’s our responsibility to be as successful as possible. That’s it,” Klopp said.
“Nobody has to worry that I could get satisfied – I don’t really know how that works. There are no guarantees of success; the only chance you have is to work as hard as you can. If we do that, still no guarantee. But you can get at least a little bit. That’s why we try absolutely everything every single day,” he added.