18 Sep Liverpool information: ‘Man Metropolis are the perfect in Europe, not us,’ says Klopp.
The Reds could also be European champions however Klopp has dismissed claims they’re the highest team on the continent
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool aren’t the perfect team in Europe regardless of their Champions League success final season, as he believes rivals Manchester Metropolis are the perfect team on the planet.
Klopp’s facet turned European champions for a sixth time courtesy of a 2-Zero victory over Tottenham in June, 12 months on from their agonising defeat to Actual Madrid within the 2018 remaining. Manchester Metropolis in distinction haven’t gone past the quarter-finals for the previous 4 seasons.
The state of affairs is completely different domestically, with Pep Guardiola’s facet successful back-to-back Premier League titles together with a home treble final day trip.
This season, Liverpool discover themselves 5 factors clear on the prime of the desk after successful all 5 of their league matches up to now whereas Metropolis are in second after slipping to a shock 3-2 defeat towards Norwich final day trip that left Guardiola congratulating his Premier League rivals at successful the title.
Regardless of their contrasting fortunes this marketing campaign Klopp has dismissed recommendations his facet are the finest team within the continent as there’s presently nobody higher than Guardiola’s outfit.
“We will not be the perfect team in Europe as Man Metropolis are the perfect team on the planet. That is the identical planet, I believe,” stated the German.
Liverpool start the defence of their Champions League title towards Napoli on the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday.
Klopp insists his facet is not going to really feel any further strain with being European champions.
“We have not spoken about being Champions League holders,” he added. “Till Saturday we had been actually targeted on Newcastle and yesterday we had a session and at present we had one. We spoke concerning the competitors then.
“The boys will see within the assembly tomorrow morning they need to study once more. We noticed that final season right here. Napoli are so robust, I actually like watching them. The competitors is not one thing we take into consideration, however now we put together for this recreation.
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“In the meanwhile we try to succeed in the identical stage as final season, and we wish to be as constant as final 12 months however play our football of this 12 months. Use momentum when it is there, keep within the recreation. Enchancment we’ll decide on the finish of the season.
“We do not really feel the burden of being champions. It was way back (that we gained it).
“Will teams play in a different way towards us? I’ve no clue. I’ve by no means gained the Champions League earlier than. I hope we’re ready for that.”