‘It’s all so pos­i­tive in a not­so­pos­i­tive world’

Sportstar - - INTERVIEW JURGEN KLOPP - JAMES CAR­ROLL

Klopp is cer­tain the Reds are on the right track to end their six­year wait for a tro­phy — and he wants sup­port­ers to cher­ish the ride.

Jurgen Klopp is in no mood for of­fer­ing any kind of ap­praisal after reach­ing the mile­stone of three years as Liver­pool man­ager, but is con­vinced the club are on course to achieve suc­cess and be­lieves ev­ery­one should en­joy the jour­ney to­wards it.

The Ger­man marked the an­niver­sary of his ap­point­ment on Mersey­side on Oc­to­ber ■, dur­ing which time he’s taken the reins of the Reds 166 times and firmly es­tab­lished them as a pow­er­ful force at home and abroad once again.

De­spite reach­ing the fi­nals of the League Cup, Europa League and, most re­cently, the Cham­pi­ons League, Klopp has yet to lift his first piece of sil­ver­ware as Liver­pool man­ager.

Nev­er­the­less, he is cer­tain the Reds are on the right track to end their six­year wait for a tro­phy — and he wants sup­port­ers to cher­ish the ride.

In an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with Premier League Pro­duc­tions, Klopp was asked whether he would af­ford him­self any time to re­flect on his three years at An­field so far.

He replied: “Not yet, I don’t want to do that, be­cause why should I judge my time here be­fore it’s over?

“No­body wants to look back in 10 or 20 years and say ‘so the best time we had with­out win­ning any­thing was when Klopp was here. It was so funny and all that stuff’.

“That’s not re­ally some­thing you want to achieve, we still have time to do some­thing spe­cial and we know that to un­der­line the de­vel­op­ment and progress, we have to do it.

“Times change, and to be hon­est, it is much more dif­fi­cult than it was in the past.

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