Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp is eager to build a super-team, one that will challenge for trophies, but insists he is “only” looking to build one.
Key points:”The ambition is very much the same as at Dortmund,” Klopp said.
“It’s just about how do you do it, how do we do it?”
It will be the same for Liverpool.
But there’s more ambition.
It’s about how we do things, not about how much money we have.
“That’s all for you.
It doesn’t matter what kind of players we have or what kind a squad we have.”
He was asked whether Klopp’s initial assessment of his Liverpool side is a “super-teams” type.
“Of course it is,” Klopp replied.
“The first thing is to work together.
We’ll see what happens.
I’ve seen it before with Borussia Dortmund, with Inter Milan, with Chelsea.”
And we have the same ambition.
We’re going to do everything we can.
We have the best players in the world.
We want to win trophies.
“And, when asked if the players are on board with the plan, Klopp added:”Absolutely.
It won’t be a club without stars, but we will have a team with all the stars, yes, absolutely.
“Klopp was asked if his Liverpool squad is “full of stars” in the way Borussia Mönchengladbach and Tottenham Hotspur are, with James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne, Emre Can and Kevin De Bruyne all among his squad.”
No, they’re not,” Klopp responded.”
I think we’re all full of stars.
They’re not stars, they are professionals.
They want to play and work hard and want to help us win titles.
“But it’s very clear that the future of the club is in the squad, in the club, and in the future.
So I think that’s why we want to do that.”
You need the best talent in the whole world.
If you have the talent, you need the world-class players, and then the world is your oyster.
“There are many players that are not very good, but it’s always the best thing to get that.”
Liverpool face Tottenham Hotspurs on Saturday (kick-off 8.45pm local) in what is the club’s fourth game in five days.
Klopp’s side will be aiming to move into first place in the Premier League for the first time since December, when they lost 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspot Stadium.
Liverpool are also currently sixth in the table, seven points off top spot.