Liverpool no longer burdened by 30-year title drought - Klopp

Liverpool no longer burdened by 30-year title drought - Klopp

Liverpool no longer burdened by 30-year title drought - Klopp

Liverpool are and have written a new chapter in the club’s history after they were confirmed Premier League champions, Manager Juergen Klopp said. 

The Anfield club, which dominated English soccer in the 1970s and 1980s, last won the old First Division title in 1990, but have finished as runners-up five times since. Seven different managers have tried and failed to recapture Liverpool’s long-lost domestic glory before Klopp arrived at Anfield in 2015 to — in his own words — turn the Merseyside club from “doubters into believers”. 

“Without knowing it at the time, that was probably the most important thing I said to my players, that we have to create our own stories and history,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “Meanwhile, history is no burden anymore. 

The history is now our wonderful background, it is the basis for what we are doing. “When I came in, we had to say, ‘Don’t compare us anymore with the fantastic people who played for this club and won everything in the past’. 

We needed to get the opportunity from our supporters to find our own way.” 

Klopp, who also delivered Liverpool’s sixth Champions League crown last season, dismissed the idea of having a statue made in his honour, like former managers Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley, who has been cast in bronze outside Anfield.