Klopp: Champions League Heartbreak Will Spur Us On
Motivated: Klopp is determined to avoid Silver medals next time around
Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has been looking back at the pain of his team's Champions League Final defeat in the summer, and has sworn that his squad will give everything to avoid heartbreak this season. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Klopp set out his stall for the new season;
We've brought in some really good guys - Alisson, Naby and Fabinho have all been training well and I'm looking forward to the new season. Michael [Edwards, Liverpool's Director of Football] has some special deals hopefully coming soon too, he's very good at what he does and I'm very happy.
This season we know we have to continue to play our game; we had a tough game against Madrid and if we played it again the result might be different, but you don't get to quit and re-load in football, and we have got to push on and take our own game to a new level.
Focus on ourselves, that is what is important. Not on what Pep is doing, or what Ramos is doing, or who is in charge at x, y and z clubs. Liverpool is what matters. This season means more.
Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to my latest Football Manager adventure, where I take over Liverpool, and leave the boy genius that is Michael Edwards in charge of all of my transfer business. Now, you might be sitting there thinking "what the F***" are you on, you crazy crazy lady?!
Well, it's simple - I give our Mikey a list of the players I want to bring in, and a list of the players I want to sell, and he does all the legwork. He arranges contracts, he makes the transfer bids, he touts Alberto Moreno to League 2 clubs who are suddenly not in need of a Left Back. I suppose my only hope is that he doesn't absolutely shaft me by paying outrageous wages!
I'm about four months into the save already, so the first few updates will fly through our transfer business and the tactical set-up, and then we can get into the nitty gritty of the save! I've not set myself any goals for the save, but I want to develop some youngsters through the club's academy system, and also master using the DoF to get us some cracking deals for players.