Jur­gen Klopp im­plores squad to make his­tory

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CAPE TOWN — Jur­gen Klopp is ea­ger not to let Liver­pool’s tro­phy-laden past bur­den his squad with the manger in­stead urg­ing his play­ers to write their own chap­ters in the Mersey­side club’s his­tory books.

Liver­pool have made a strong start to the sea­son, hav­ing lost only once in 14 games in all com­pe­ti­tions, which has pro­pelled them to the top of the Premier League ta­ble and to the quar­ter­fi­nals of the League Cup.

“It’s a re­ally good mo­ment and I know that ev­ery­body com­pares with the past, es­pe­cially at Liver­pool. Three years ago, 10, five, 25 years ago — but this team is new, we are new,” Klopp told the club’s web­site.

Liver­pool are the sec­ond most suc­cess­ful club in English football, but have been un­able to add to their 18 league ti­tles since 1990.

“Our story started a few months ago so you can­not com­pare us with any­one else. You can­not carry the his­tory on our backs, we should feel free for cre­at­ing some­thing in the near fu­ture,” the Ger­man, who joined the club 13 months ago, added.

“If ev­ery­body wants to say ‘ We wait now for 20-some­thing years for sil­ver­ware’ or what­ever, we can say ‘Okay, we (have) tried, ac­tu­ally, only since a year’. So that gives us the free­dom to look in the fu­ture quite op­ti­misti­cally.”

Liver­pool’s next match is a trip to 10th-placed Southamp­ton on Novem­ber 19— Su­per­sport.

Jur­gen Klopp

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