Pep Lijnders insists this Liverpool team is only just getting started

Pep Lijnders insists this Liverpool team is only just getting started

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders says that this group of players will continue to push for further honours both domestically and in Europe under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds battled their way to a historic 2-0 victory over Spurs in Madrid on Saturday night to claim their sixth European Cup title and their first since Istanbul in 2005.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Lijnders was keen to highlight the importance of the spirit within the Liverpool squad and how big a role “team spirit” played during what has really been a remarkable season.

“I’m so proud we’ve won the cup with those big, big ears. Bringing it home to Liverpool, you dream about this when you are young.

“I want to dedicate this cup to ‘team spirit’, the most important ingredient of this season for us. We came here together and it’s not always easy, but standing around these players, these coaches in front of these fans, I can’t believe.

“I would say, ‘Please everyone, keep this feeling of desire, passion and ambition into the next season.’ We shall not be moved.”

Lijnders went on to comment that this Liverpool team is capable of much more than what they just achieved last Saturday night.

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“We said before the game it’s about energy, identity and passion. Finals are to attack with full confidence, conviction and a 100 per cent winning attitude, nothing else, they are to win… and we did it!

“As I’ve said before, you have to deserve the right to be ambitious and, wow, these boys deserved everything.

“I have just one message from us to the world of football: ‘We conquered all of Europe and we’re never gonna stop…’

“Thank you all for this historical season. We are all together Liverpool Football Club.”

Saturday night’s memorable win puts Liverpool third in the list of all-time winners of the European Cup with six. Only Real Madrid (13) and AC Milan (7) are ahead of the current European champions.

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