Jurgen Klopp has suggested that his Liverpool players will be facing an intense preparation over the next few weeks, ahead of the Reds’ clash with Tottenham in the Champions League final.
Liverpool finished runners-up to Manchester City in the Premier League following both sides winning their last games of the league season on Sunday, and they will now be concentrating on ensuring that they do not miss out on another major trophy against Tottenham.
Klopp has revealed that he will make sure his squad are prepared for their clash with Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham, when the two sides take to the field at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
“We have to do a couple of things in preparation for the Champions League [final], media stuff,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official club website.
“We have to do that, then the boys will have a couple of days off and then we have two proper weeks as a pre-season for the Champions League final. We will do that, we will play that, [hopefully] win it, come home and then the people [would] get what they deserve.”
It is no surprise to see Klopp already planning ahead for Liverpool’s meeting with Tottenham in the Champions League final. The German has already tasted defeat in two Champions League finals, losing the 2015 final at Wembley to Bayern Munich whilst in charge of Borussia Dortmund, before being beaten by Real Madrid last season. Liverpool have also lost in the finals of the Europa League and Carabao Cup under Klopp, therefore the German will be hoping to use those negative experiences to help his side prepare fully for this season’s final in Madrid. The Reds will go into the final as slight favourites after finishing well ahead of Tottenham, who came fourth in the Premier League this season, and Klopp’s side also beat their opponents both times they faced each other in the league this season. That will give Liverpool supporters confidence that they can manage to end their poor recent record in finals under Klopp and manage to end a very strong season with a major European trophy.