According to Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, his team is already giving it their all and doesn’t need any more inspiration to win the Premier League this year since he is leaving.
The 56-year-old German manager of Liverpool stated last month that he will be leaving the position at the end of the current season, citing a decline in energy after a trophy-filled eight and a half years at Anfield.
After 22 games, his team is atop the Premier League standings and has advanced to the FA Cup fifth round, League Cup final, and Europa League round of sixteen.
But Klopp said nothing has changed.
“If I wouldn’t have announced what I announced a week ago, what would be different?” Klopp told reporters.
“The only little difference is that now they say: ‘For Juergen’. That’s the only thing.
“Of course, I want to win the league.
“Do I know if we have a chance, really?
“Because it looks like we can be around it, but there are so many games between now and then … I just cannot think about it. I am not a dreamer.”
Klopp has won the Community Shield with Liverpool and the Champions League, Premier League, Club World Cup, FA Cup, League Cup, and Super Cup since joining Liverpool from Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund in 2015.
“If my departure can generate a few extra per cent it would be good, but I’m not sure that’s needed because we are already at 100%, and that is fine,” Klopp said.
On Sunday, Liverpool will travel to North London to play championship rivals Arsenal.