Klopp des­per­ate to end Liver­pool tro­phy drought

Observer on Saturday - - Sport -

LON­DON - Jur­gen Klopp says he does not want to be re­mem­bered as the "fun" Liver­pool man­ager who failed to win sil­ver­ware as ex­pec­ta­tions rise that the club can break their long tro­phy drought.

The Ger­man man­ager cel­e­brated his three­year an­niver­sary at An­field this week but has not tasted suc­cess de­spite tak­ing the club to three fi­nals.

He has lost his past six fi­nals since win­ning his first with Borus­sia Dort­mund in 2012.

At his pre­sen­ta­tion as Reds boss in Oc­to­ber 2015 he pledged to win a "ti­tle" within four years. But af­ter three tro­phy near-misses, the last in May's Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal against Real Madrid, he ad­mits he does not know when that claim will come to fruition.

Liver­pool's last ma­jor tro­phy was the League Cup in 2012 but they have not been English cham­pi­ons since 1990.

"I have said it a few times: I have no idea when we will win some­thing but I'm sure this club will win some­thing," he said in an in­ter­view with Premier League Pro­duc­tions.

"I don't know when so let's have the best times of our lives un­til then."

Klopp added: "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."

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