Jurgen Klopp says impossible to match Man Utd’s era of dominance. “I don’t think it is possible to dominate anymore, to be honest.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Reds fans should enjoy their title triumph and forget about trying to match their illustrious and fierce rivals.
The Reds go into the Merseyside derby needing just six points to be crowned champions for the first time in 30 years.
It will be the club’s 19th title — just one behind the record held by United. Sir Alex Ferguson finished first 13 times during a reign which started with him promising to knock Liverpool off the summit of English football.
Klopp believes it’s impossible to emulate a similar period of dominance, due to the strength of his competitors. And the uncertainty football now faces in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
He said: “I don’t think it is possible to dominate anymore, to be honest.”
“United had a pretty good combination, with an exceptional manager with a super eye for players and fantastic timing for how long you need a player in the team.”
“The replacements he got were always exceptional — and there was the money, too. The combination for United was really good. We must have done something right, obviously, until now.”
“But we have to do these things — and probably even more — to stay successful.”
“And believe me, the others will not stop. United will strike back. Chelsea are on the front foot in the transfer market while no-one else has done anything because the times are so uncertain.”