Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has talked about the unparalleled competition from other clubs for competing for a top four place in the Premier League.
In an interview with German newspaper Die Welt, the Reds boss explained that compared to Spain or Germany, the English top league is cut-throat and brutal:
“It is not that these teams are unreachable, far away. There is no league in which it is so hard to finish in the top four. In Spain, there are five teams, in Germany there are about seven. There are many more. That’s brutal. In the Premier League there is a completely different cut-throat competition.”
During the interview, Klopp also talked about signing a new contract with the Reds and the challenges of having owners that live in the United States. He would not be drawn however on whether he had considered signing Mario Gotze this summer. His reply was a German proverb which in English translates to – “Who does not want, later gets nothing”, which probably means something like “you can’t always get what you want” – which he was probably aiming at the journalist rather than describing the Gotze transfer saga. Klopp was in a jovial mood as ever during the interview and used the phrase “they are not known to go shopping at Aldi” when commenting on the transfer spending of Guardiola, Conte and Mourinho.