Liverpool are victims of their 8th place finish last season according to Jürgen Klopp.
Last season Liverpool finished eighth in the Premier League and while last season really should have been a good opportunity to capitalise on the downfall of a few of the big teams in the league, the Reds failed to take advantage in the way Leicester and Spurs did. What the critics clearly don’t take in to consideration is that the Reds were competing on four fronts at one point. How many English teams made it to two cup finals?
Klopp can’t believe how others can look past Liverpool’s beautiful football which he found difficult to resist at times:
The German told GOAL: “We’ve already had a few good moments. I’ve seen my players in some games where I’ve thought: ‘Oooof!’
“There were days last season that no-one would have been able to play against us, where nobody would have liked to play against us.
“Everybody forgets the good games of last season because we finished eighth.
“But that is only one small number of last season. There are other numbers where we were really strong in tough situations.
“It’s easy for us to remember the bad things, and we suffer that more than we take in the good things.
“When I watch back, I have absolutely no skill for remembering the bad things. I would like that after the new season, we sit and think ‘my god, how amazing!’
“I want us to enjoy a really memorable season in the best way. To take in the good things. To enjoy our development.”
What excites me is that Klopp isn’t the type of manager to sit back and wait for it to happen – he takes the initiative. So, you just know that this season will be plethora of attacking movements and entertaining moments which is just typical of Klopp.