Jurgen Klopp says his Liverpool team will depend on destiny after giving their best all season
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes destiny will play its part in deciding if Reds are to win a trophy this season.
The Reds have won 10 games in a row in all competitions – something last achieved at the club back in 2006 during Rafa Benitez’s reign – but still, find themselves a point behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race.
City’s 12-game Premier League winning streak deservedly has Pep Guardiola’s team in pole position with just two league games remaining for each team.
Guardiola’s men face Leicester City at home in their next encounter before finishing the season away to an out-of-form Brighton side.
Liverpool travel to face Benitez’s Newcastle this Saturday night and then play at home to Wolves on the final day of the season.
However, Liverpool are still involved in Champions League action as well with a mouth-watering semi-final tie with Barcelona getting underway this Wednesday night at Camp Nou in Spain.
Speaking to Premier League Productions, Klopp described the difficulties in taking his mind off the sport when not in work and the almost-obsessive nature present in top professionals and coaches.
“It’s a really good moment where we are because I go to bed and have football on my mind, I wake up with a line-up in my mind or a player running from left to right, shooting or whatever. That’s the truth.
“That’s not always nice; in the moment it’s nice because it’s all positive thoughts in my mind. In football, when you won the last game you can imagine to win the next. If you lost the last game it’s so difficult to imagine to win the next. That’s our life constantly.”
Klopp also spoke of his pride in the players and how they have coped with the pressure and expectations surrounding the club this season.
“We won a couple of games and we are in a really good moment. I enjoy that. A few weeks ago people asked me if I can enjoy the period and I said, ‘Not really, it’s work.’ And it is work. But I like how my team are dealing with the situation; I’m really proud of the boys, how they deal with it.
“I think from the outside it looks so difficult and the boys deliver and deliver and deliver – that’s the cool thing. The rest is destiny. We don’t know. We have to do our best and we will see what we get for it.”
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