Sunday 21 January 2018

'Everybody will go nuts': Jurgen Klopp hints at title push - but doesn't want to say it directly

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

David Smith

Jurgen Klopp has claimed that ‘everybody will go nuts’ if he says Liverpool are targeting the title this season.

The Reds have made an impressive start to their league campaign, and currently sit fourth in the table, just two points behind leaders Man City. Klopp recently celebrated one year in charge on Merseyside, and has already guided the Anfield club to two cup finals.

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The 49 year old spoke to LFCTV while he visited Holy Trinity Bowling Club in Formby for an arranged game of crown green bowls. The German was asked by a young fan what he hopes to have achieved by this time next year and replied:

“I think about a wonderful final which we’ve won, to talk about a few great, great games that we’ve won," he said.

"Common experience, we don’t know each other but when we come here and talk about Liverpool we have something in common which is really nice, that’s what I love."

Klopp then hinted at a title push, but was aware doing so would lead to hysteria.

“The more we can talk about it, the better it would be. I cannot say the one thing, I wish that it would happen, but if I say it everybody will go nuts."

The former Dortmund manager is already fan favourite at Anfield, and should he win the title, he would be the first Liverpool manager to do so in the Premier League era.

The Reds host bitter rivals Manchester United at Anfield next Monday.

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