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Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp admits that he is unsure as to how to win the Premier League

718   //    31 Oct 2016, 18:04 IST
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Jurgen Klopp: The enigmatic one

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has enigmatically stated that he has no idea about how to win the Premier League with Liverpool. The German tactician has made the Merseyside club an attacking force to be reckoned with as they are joint leaders with Manchester City and Arsenal at this point in time.

Speaking about his team’s playing style, Klopp admitted that Liverpool now know how to face physically strong teams like Crystal Palace––something which the Reds couldn’t do last season as they dropped quite a few points against the robust sides.

We know that's what we had to develop,” he was quoted saying on Liverpool Echo. “You know that was a big thing that people spoke about last year when we encounter a kind of counter-attacking team. Everything needs time, the boys are really skilled so we need to play football, we cannot only shoot and run in this direction so that's our responsibility.”

He also added that the performances of his side have not always been up to par, but he is content with the ultimate result.

“Performances are not always okay but most of the time, now one week until Watford,” he added.

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Speaking about his team’s tough away fixtures, the former Dortmund boss admitted that playing at Anfield is always better, but it doesn’t make much difference when the players are out on the field playing.

“Unfortunately, we only have difficult away games. It's much nicer to play at Anfield but when you're on the pitch, it's no difference.

“We bring a lot of people with us, I don't know how many it was today, but it was quite fully booked there. So that's not too important, but of course.”

When asked about what a team should do if they are to win the Premier League, he claimed that he was clueless about it but also added that it is too early to make any assessment about the final league standing.

"I have no idea, it's my first proper season in the Premier League,” he said. “I have no idea what to do to win the Premier League.

“But I'm really sure it was never decided at the end of October. We feel good at the moment, that's all.”

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On the enthralling win against Palace, he opined that there wasn’t any negative he could point towards since he doesn’t expect perfect games.

“I cannot even find anything negative. I cannot stand here and say 'yes but he has to put a finger in' because as a person I'm completely different, I don't expect perfect, perfect games.

“I like it, we win 5-0 one time, even then you can stand here and say you're happy in this moment.

“Unfortunately, I'm not like this. We know we have to improve and develop, but it's all good, 4-2 – if you ask me before the game, I buy it, after the game, I still buy it. All good.”

Finally, Klopp maintained that he doesn’t look too far ahead and thinks about one game at a time.

“One week to prepare for Watford. That's all, that what we have now. We try to do our best, we will see.

“It's another job to do, Italian manager, they won, different system, well-organised. Quite a big job to do.”

When asked about whether Liverpool have an advantage over the teams that have to play Champions League games midweek, the former Mainz boss was of the opinion that it doesn’t really matter since big teams crave for circumstances like that and prepare themselves for it with aptness. 

“I'm not sure but 80%-90% in Europe, the team that is champion is playing in the Champions League. Why is that? Ah, because they have quality! Right, because they play good football, they can rotate and rest whenever.

“It's not too cool when you're not successful but when you are successful, you take it to the next game, you have a possibility to rotate and all that stuff because you have a big squad – we cannot rotate that much.

“It's different things. Sometimes it is an advantage (not having Europe) but why so often does a team win the league with all these intense games in midweek? Maybe you'll find an answer for this.”

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fter quite a long time, Liverpool fans see a light of hope with Klopp on board. The Merseyside club have played some thrilling football this season, going the gung-ho way in every game, and are high-flying at number 3, with only goal difference separating them from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the top. 

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