Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool ‘Enjoy the ride’ as four-way search continues | Liverpool

FOr a manager very close to winning yourgen club Remarkably optimistic about the risk of trophies falling out of his grasp over the next two weeks. Had he wanted guaranteed success, the Liverpool boss would have accepted one of the many job offers from Bayern Munich. Digging and fighting for it suits his nature better.

Takes the second part of the four-way chase Liverpool He joined Wembley for the third time in four months on Saturday, seeking to win the FA Cup for the first time in 16 years. Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid. The strength of each opponent on the way to a historic milestone demonstrates the scale of Liverpool’s mission and ensures that there is no certainty about how the campaign will end. Big bets and good margins don’t worry Klopp, who was so satisfied that he managed to nap on Wednesday afternoon after Liverpool beat Aston Villa the night before.

“Which club should I go to, so that I have a different situation?” He says when asked about the challenges and assures that the crucial final weeks of the season will come. “The only thing I can do is ask Pip [Guardiola] If he got tired of all this winning and took over at City. This won’t work, I don’t want to do that. I could have gone to Bayern many times, [where] I could have won more titles in my life, I will definitely say – it’s a good chance at least. I did not do that. I had a contract here and never did.

“The world is not full of winners, hopefully the world is full of competitors. And sometimes I try to win with other people together. I’m happy with that. I’m not always positive. Give me a second and I’ll find reason to be optimistic, maybe it’s true, but that’s it. This club has passed With unbelievably difficult periods and he’d always give back, and if people don’t appreciate the time we’re in or the team they’ve got, I’ll really feel for them, because it’s great what the boys are doing.

“If you watch the Aston Villa game, the situation we are in, you can write books about the resilience of these boys. One down, everything looks like: ‘Ah, this time.’ But no. We are three points away. [from City] And seven goals. we will try. We can’t do more and I can enjoy that. If people can’t, then I can’t change that.”

win in FA cup “It would mean the world to us” according to Klopp, although he readily admits there is no personal history with a competition celebrating its 150th anniversary. “I don’t have many memories of the FA Cup finals,” he says. Are people asked if they have any memories of the German Football League? Klopp’s last game in charge of Borussia Dortmund was a Bundesliga final against Wolfsburg in May 2015. Kevin De Bruyne was among Wolfsburg’s top scorers in the 3-1 win that denied Klopp a fairytale farewell.

Sadio Mane criticized Liverpool player for the second time against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals.
Sadio Mane criticized Liverpool player for the second time against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals. Photography: Nick Potts/PA

Seven years later and De Bruyne is still a thorn in the Liverpool manager’s side, scoring four times as City re-established their three-point lead in the title race with Defeat 5-1 from the wolves Wednesday. In a week when City also announced Erling Haaland signed for £51.5 millionAnd Sadio Mane linked with Bayern, the future challenges for Liverpool, if they haven’t already, have been outlined. However, Klopp’s priority is the present, enjoying every moment of her wonderful quest.

“If we are only happy when we win at the end, when is your race over, then what is life?” He says. “When I say, ‘Enjoy the ride,’ I mean it. Enjoy the ride because there are so many really great moments.

“If we stop now, it’s not great that we didn’t win the FA Cup final, we didn’t win the Champions League final and finished second in the Premier League. Forget that and just say: ‘Wow, it was a journey.'”

“We only cause ourselves problems as human beings. For example, ‘Don’t come home without a quad’ – you’ll never be happy. If that’s the only way to satisfy you it’s really hard. Let’s try it. Football matches are sometimes decided by one player; Most of the time they are defined by the full performance and we can work on the whole performance and we have world-class players – and we will have world-class players.

“It’s not what other teams do and love: ‘Oh God, sign him.’ I never thought to be honest when they took a player from me and put him there, in Germany so frequently, that gives them an extra 20%, we minus 20%, which isn’t cool. But as long as they don’t pick from us, I’m fine.”

Klopp adds: “It’s [the quadruple] It’s never been done before, so it’s like the first step on any island. We know the crucial part is coming now. The warm-up is over and we have a rhythm, finally. Now we can go for it.”