“We are not the world’s best … so far”: Jurgen Klopp calls on Liverpool to improve for the trip to West Ham
“We’re not the world’s best … so far”: Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool stars to keep telling themselves on their journey to West Ham with the Reds only FIVE winning Premier League title
- Runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool go to West Ham on Monday night
- The Reds only need five wins to guarantee the title, but Jurgen Klopp is careful
- Manager Klopp could watch Timo Werner and add Jadon Sancho to his team
Jurgen Klopp has rejected claims that Liverpool has become the best team in the world and has strengthened his demand for more collective improvement.
Liverpool needs only five more wins to confirm their first national title since 1990 and West Ham has the inimitable task tonight to become the first team to score points from the hosts at Anfield, as Claude Puel’s Leicester took Klopp’s team to January held a 1-1 draw.
The club has been in the healthiest situation for 30 years because Klopp and many important players are committed to long-term contracts. They also have the finances to improve their team in the summer, with RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund of great importance.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp takes part in West Ham in the Premier League on Monday
The leader of the Reds knows that his party must win a maximum of five games to guarantee the title
Werner, the German striker with 27 club goals this period, described Liverpool as the ultimate destination for all players – but Klopp does not believe that the club is now about to relax. If anything, he seeks further progress to ensure that they have a chance to dominate England.
“This thing with ‘the best team in the world’ – I don’t really get it,” Klopp said. “It’s nice when people say it. It is of course better than if they say that you are the worst in the world. Usually, when people call ‘best team in the world’, you think of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, things like this.
‘The team that we have is about attitude – go and go and go – mixed with really good football players. We are certainly more critical about our performance. (People) only see the results, which are exceptional – we do not see ourselves as the best in the world.
“On the one hand, it’s easier for players to see you like that. If they see that you are successful, it is easier to talk to players. But on the other hand it is harder the better your team is because they ask questions such as “where and when should I play?” We need players who want to be part of this. “
Judging by the comments Werner has made in recent days, including praise for Klopp, he wants to be part of the future of Liverpool. He is in a club with which Liverpool has a strong relationship, considering that they were doing business for Naby Keita in the summer of 2017.
Jadon Sancho is one of the players Klopp and Liverpool are associated with this summer
Klopp – who has to decide who will replace the Jordan Henderson hamstrung in midfield tonight – would never speak specifically about a player in another club, but he did make the profile of the person who wants Liverpool clear. It is clear that it is not someone who believes they made it.
“We need players who want to fight for their place, who want to take the next step with us, who want to develop and improve,” Klopp added. “Anyone who wants to join us must have this attitude.”
However, new acquisitions are not Klopp’s priority. His primary focus leads his side to the victories that will confirm the historic title triumph.
The German will not consider that Liverpool is clear 19 points and has pointed out that the circumstances have been to their advantage – he knows that Liverpool could have been in the position of Manchester City if things had happened differently.
Liverpool starts as heavy favorites when they visit London Stadium on Monday evening
“Injuries, wrong decisions, we could have had this (city) season,” Klopp said. ‘For example, a center half less and we would not be here (19 points free). Full-backs were injured early in the season, we would not be here. We are not worried about the future. But we still don’t know. “
West Ham either. Their immediate future could be in the championship, with the club in the bottom three heading for tonight’s game.
But David Moyes supported his defensive tactics in Manchester City last week as his party prepared for a new defensive investigation on the road.
“The message to those who traveled was thanked very much for coming to the game, which was rearranged and not easy to reach,” he said. “They were great. But the real supporters understand how difficult the games are. “
Moyes saved the hammers from the fall two seasons ago, but he insists that survival alone should not be considered a success at a club of this size.
“I’ve never written down a success in a club – and I never will. Certainly not a club the size of West Ham, “he added. “But I have work to do, we have work to do, unfortunately – that will be judged by everyone at the end of the season.”