Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he is unwilling to prioritize the Premier League over the Champions League this season.
The Reds have never managed to triumph in the Premier League era. Their last domestic league trophy came way back in 1989/90 and Liverpool fans have been thirsting for a taste of league glory ever since.
The Reds came ever so close to lifting the trophy last season. Despite boasting a significant advantage at the halfway stage of the season, Jurgen Klopp’s side collapsed spectacularly in the second half of the campaign.
Liverpool were eventually pipped to the title by one point by a resurgent Manchester City side who won their final 14 Premier League games on the trot.
However, the Reds made amends by going all the way in the Champions League, beating Tottenham in the final.
Jurgen Klopp unwilling to sacrifice Champions League for PL glory
Despite their lack of success on the domestic front, Liverpool manager Klopp has conceded that he will not prioritize the league at the expense of the Champions League.
“Unfortunately I am not good enough to decide that! I have to take what I can get. That is how it is. We didn’t decide last year that we would go for the Champions League and ignore the Premier League obviously so we just try to win the next football game.”
“That is [Wednesday] night and that is difficult enough. I am not a genius so I have to take what I can get. Last year thankfully we won something, celebrated it, so now let’s carry on.”
Can Liverpool pip City to the title this time around?
Liverpool are once again among the favourites to challenge City for the title this time around. They began their Premier League campaign with a convincing 4-1 victory against Norwich to set the tone.
The Reds will now take on Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup as they seek their first piece of silverware this season.