Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton v Liverpool - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - August 17, 2019 Liverpool manager JuergenKlopp during the match REUTERS/Hannah McKay Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton v Liverpool - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - August 17, 2019 Liverpool manager JuergenKlopp during the match REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Man City is the best team in Europe: Klopp

Tue, Sep. 17, 2019
CAIRO, 17 September 2019:Always realistic Klopp showed his respect to the Italian opponent, despite he is a European champion but he knows what he is about to face.

Liverpool is set to face Napoli in the first round of the UEFA Champions League group stages at the San Mames stadium in South Italian city, Napoli.

Klopp faced Ancelotti in the last edition at the same stadium, he has been defeated 0-1 but managed to qualify as a leader from the group, won the UEFA Champions League for the 6th time in Liverpool's history.

He said: “We cannot be the best team in Europe because Man City is the best team in the world, that’s the same planet, I heard! There are a lot of good teams out there and you have to prove that constantly.

“Last season we were really good. I’m not too sure we were the best team in Europe, but we were really good in the right moments and that’s why we won the Champions League.

“You cannot imagine how normal it is to carry on after the celebrations, it’s so easy to carry on normal if you have the right character.

“If you go nuts and start taking drugs and drinking and driving different cars or whatever, and leave your missus at home because you are now the Champions League winner, then I can’t help you.

“But we are not like this, we want to create more stories to remember in the future and not only this one, so we cannot stick to that.

“I have no idea how I could use the fact that I won the Champions League with the boys, so I didn’t even think about it.”

Klopp added: “We want to be as consistent as last year, but play our football from this year. It’s just ‘do your best’ all the time.

“Last year we learned from one game to the next game and we have to use that experience because if you don’t defend with all we have then we have no chance against Napoli, they are so strong.

“They are stubborn in a positive way. They play football, they break lines, they have good counter-attacks, they are creative. I enjoy it when I analyse Napoli. I like to watch them.”

Following their trip to Napoli, Liverpool will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next Sunday.

The Reds will follow that up with their initial Carabao Cup match against League One club Milton Keys Dons midweek, followed by matches against Sheffield United, Red Bull Salzburg and Leicester City before the October international break.


 
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