Jurgen Klopp say Liverpool CAN’T dominate the Premier League for years to come because the packed schedule makes things ‘too challenging’ for any side to rule England’s top tier
- Premier League champions Liverpool are leading the way once again this season
- Reds boss Jurgen Klopp says it’s too hard for one team to rule English football
- Klopp believes the Premier League schedule will mean nobody is too dominant
Jurgen Klopp has dismissed any ideas of Liverpool being a truly dominant force in the Premier League across the coming seasons because of how competitive England’s top tier has become.
The Premier League holders are currently top of the table after a 2-1 against second-place Tottenham at Anfield on Wednesday but they have a slender three-point lead over Jose Mourinho’s men in second place.
With Klopp juggling Liverpool’s rise to the summit of the standings alongside a relentless injury list, some have suggested that Liverpool could find an extra gear in the title race once stars such as Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner return from injury.
Jurgen Klopp has dismissed talk of his Liverpool side dominating the Premier League for years
Reds boss Klopp was awarded men’s coach of the year at FIFA’s Best Awards on Thursday
While that will only boost Klopp’s hopes of landing a second straight league title, the Liverpool boss doesn’t expect to rule the Premier League in the way Bayern Munich, Juventus or PSG do in their respective countries.
‘I don’t think anybody will dominate English football – it’s too difficult, 100 per cent. The league is too challenging, the calendar is too challenging,’ Klopp told reporters after being crowned men’s coach of the year at FIFA’s Best Awards for the second year in a row.
‘We all have to make sure we get through these crazy times at the moment and all the other times as well. We had four players in the best team of the world in the last year – one we had to sign from Bayern (Thiago Alcantara), which was smart business, I would say. We obviously have a good team.
‘All the other players could have been in that team, as well, because of their ability, so you see we have a really good team here. What you always need in life is a little bit of luck, so you can win football games.
Klopp’s Liverpool moved top of the league after beating Tottenham 2-1 on Wednesday night
Liverpool are now gearing up to face Crystal Palace in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off
‘The more football games you win, the closer you come to winning trophies. If you are in the final or whatever, then you have to make the final touch, that’s it.
‘But we don’t plan world dominance for the next years. We just plan for the next game, which is in 40-something hours at Crystal Palace.’
Liverpool lock horns with Roy Hodgson’s men in Saturday’s early kick-off – a point of contention for Klopp after playing Tottenham on Wednesday night.
Palace are 12th in the Premier League after drawing 1-1 with West Ham in midweek.