Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that entertaining football is more important than winning trophies.
Klopp’s side currently sit second in the Premier League and are in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Any hopes of them winning a piece of silverware this season relies on them winning Europe’s elite competition – but league leaders Manchester City first stand in their way if they are to do so.
The Reds beat City earlier in the season at Anfield 4-3, but Klopp has insisted he remains focused on putting five past mid-table teams in the league than on progressing past City in the Champions League.
“Look, the City game is important,” said Klopp speaking ahead of next month’s clash, “But let’s be honest, nobody is going to remember us knocking City out of the Champions League. Certainly no-ones going to remember us winning it.
“We as a team remain focused on league. We’ve got to welcome Bournemouth, Stoke and Brighton to Anfield before the end of the season – and it’s important we give the fans a solid end to the season.”
Klopp is yet to win a trophy at Liverpool since taking over at Anfield in 2015, however the German says he remains un-phased by the club’s lack of silverware in recent years, insisting that it’s the performances that matter most.
“Entertainment value certainly comes before trophies,” said Klopp, “When you look back at the Premier League and think of the greatest ever sides, we’ll no doubt be up there, if not at the peak.
“Chelsea may have won the title with 95 points in 2004/05, and United may have won three titles on the bounce, but did either put five past Brighton at The Amex? Think not.”
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