“I love what I do, I think I have a fantastic team. That’s all I need to be a happy person.”
By James Dale
Last Updated: 15/03/19 11:54am
Jurgen Klopp has “no interest” in being remembered as Liverpool manager in 50 years and says winning the title would be “for the people”.
Liverpool have lost three major finals since Klopp took over three years ago, and are yet to win a trophy under him.
Klopp went two seasons without silverware at Borussia Dortmund but then became known as the ‘champions’ coach’ after back-to-back Bundesliga titles.
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“I don’t need that,” Klopp said, when asked about going down in Liverpool’s history. “You can’t imagine how less interested I am in that. I’ve never thought about that.”
Liverpool will overtake Manchester City and return to the top of the Premier League with victory over Fulham on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League, as the club go in search of their first league title in 29 years.
“My job is to do everything I can to help the team be as successful as possible,” Klopp said. “I’m not searching for being remembered in 50 years or whatever.
“For me it is no pressure, it is only opportunity. I love what I do, I think I have a fantastic team. That’s all I need to be a happy person. I respect a lot the desire, the people and players. I can be a part of that dream but it’s not for me, it’s for the people.
“God will judge me one day and that’s the only thing I’m interested in. What other people say about me I couldn’t be less interested in.”
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