Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool’s seven-match winning run does not make him “a genius”, with the German having merely unlocked the club’s potential
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool’s seven-match winning run does not make him “a genius”, with the German having merely unlocked the club’s potential.
It has taken the best part of three years for the Reds to reach this point, with a proven manager turned to in October 2015.
Klopp was brought to Anfield to build on foundations put down by Brendan Rodgers which had started to crumble.
He has delivered on that remit, with a faultless start to 2018-19 helping to raise expectations ever further, but major silverware remains the ultimate goal.
Klopp is hoping to land a first trophy since 2012 this term, with all of those connected with Liverpool urged to have “the time of our lives” as tangible success is chased down.
“We grow step by step. The club, the team, everything. Hopefully it stays like this,” Klopp told reporters in the wake of a 3-0 victory over Southampton.
“I am not a genius. I knew about the potential of the club and the stadium because everyone knows about it.
“Of course it is different [now] but the team is different and we win step by step. If I would have said three years ago we would have a better atmosphere in the stadium and win more home games then that is nothing. People would expect that.
“We want to win things but we don’t know when that will happen. We don’t have a clue, so we should have the best time of our lives until it happens.
“Performance-wise, result-wise, atmosphere-wise, have the best time until it happens.
“When it happens we have to start again. If it doesn’t happen we have to try again. That is how life is and football is.”