Liverpool may be on a 15-match winning run in the Premier League but manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday that he is glad his side has suffered losses in other competitions that have kept its feet firmly on the ground.
Juergen Klopp was frustrated by Liverpool’s poor finishing after his side began its Champions League title defense with a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli, which scored two late goals at the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday.
Liverpool may not have been away for long but Juergen Klopp’s side returned to Premier League action on Friday with a hunger and desire that suggested it has spent the close-season break chomping at the bit to get back on the field.
Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp era delivered its first trophy with his side’s 2-0 Champions League final victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday but it is unlikely to be the last night of celebration the German coach provides.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said he is now getting used to winning matches without necessarily playing high-octane football after his side maintained its unbeaten run in the Premier League on Saturday.
There might be a lot of doubt about what the Champions League group stage means in the grand scheme of a season, but there can be no doubting what it means to Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain – and it makes this a hugely appealing and appropriate curtain-raiser for the new campaign.