liverpoolfc: Klopp’s Reds ended a 30-year wait last week by delivering the Premier League title to Anfield, having already made history by winning the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
But with six matches to go in the 2019-20 campaign, the boss views each one as an opportunity for the squad to improve further.
In his programme notes for today’s encounter with Aston Villa, he writes: “Of course this is the first column I have written since we were confirmed champions. I will go into this more ahead of the final home game, because I think it is important to emphasise the need for focus on what we still have ahead of us.
“One of our defining features, as a team, has been to embody the spirit of the line in the supporters’ song Allez Allez Allez when they declare, ‘We’re never gonna stop’. I love everything about that line.
“This team has embraced that mentality. We have achieved much together but we cannot press the pause button for even one moment. It is important to savour and enjoy the special moments. It is not allowed that we don’t recognise these shared experiences.
“But it is possible, if you have the mindset, to do both: enjoy the ‘now’ but be in a hungry and greedy mood for more in the future.
“I keep getting asked about ‘dynasty’ and ‘dominance’ and I really don’t like it. One headline since we came back wrongly suggested it was our plan to build a dynasty. I never said this and never would.
“If we remain humble, as individuals, as a team and as a club, we can achieve so much more together. And being humble isn’t about not celebrating. Trust me. I am a big fan of celebrating like crazy.
“Humility is about how you approach your work. For me it’s about recognising that I need to improve as a coach and a leader and find ways to be better. For my players it is about being prepared to work even harder than you have before.
“Titles don’t make players better. Their day-to-day work does that. Their attitude does that, their ability to be humble and accept they are not perfect and can be better.
“And for our fans it’s about recognising that their role will always be critical to everything we do and they need to keep being our energy source.”
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