Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that he is not particularly proud of reaching the Champions League final last season. Liverpool reached the Champions League final for the first time in 13 years but lost to Real Madrid 3-1.
Last season’s Champions League final was Klopp’s third European final as manager. He previously led Borussia Dortmund to the final in 2013 where they lost to Bayern Munich. In his first season as Liverpool manager, Klopp guided the club to the Europa League where they lost to Sevilla.
Klopp said, “I’m fine with what we’ve done, fine that we did it, but it’s nothing to be proud of. I am a very positive person but even I cannot say that reaching a final is the maximum because it’s not the maximum. When we are there, we have to win it. I am mostly fine with the performances we’ve showed in these finals, we always did what we could do and that’s important.
The real positive thing is that there’s still a lot of space for improvement and development – that’s what we are going for. We feel in a good moment. The closer it comes to the start of the season, it’s less important how we feel and more important that we’re ready.”
The Reds play their final pre-season friendly against Torino at Anfield tomorrow before starting their Premier League campaign against West Ham on Sunday.