Klopp dismisses idea of focusing on one Competition only.


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Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp says its not wise to focus on one competition in the football season.

In England, teams like Liverpool compete for four major honours; The Premier League, The Champions League, The Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.

Liverpool as a club last won the Premier League in 1990 and Klopp has been advised to forget about the Champions League and focus on the Premier League alone.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League encounter against Tottenham;

“How does that work? Not play Champions League?” Klopp said

“How do you prepare for a game and not focus on it? You bring your kids in the Champions League? That would be funny. We have to play football.”

Liverpool beat Manchester City in the quarter-finals of last season’s Champions League before eventually losing to Real Madrid in the final.

But they finished fourth in the Premier League, 25 points behind eventual champions City.

“A lot of people watch our games from the Champions League, it’s our job to do the best we can do in all these games,” said Klopp.

“We will see, I don’t know what it means, to focus on one competition can only be if you’re nearly out of a competition, late in the season.

“But last year, we had no chance to focus on one competition, we had to qualify for the Champions League.”

“We have to rotate, I don’t know if you call it rotation,” he said.

“It’s too complicated, you have to go into the next game and see”

“You always try to have your best team but it’s clear with the number of games it’s difficult. [Mauricio] Pochettino has the same issues. We all have to make the best of what we’ve got.”- Jurgen Klopp

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