Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp emphasized the importance of approaching the Europa League with the right attitude and expressed confidence in the squad’s depth to compete effectively in both the Premier League and Europe’s secondary competition. This comes after Liverpool failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time during Klopp’s tenure, making the Europa League a significant target for the team.
Klopp, who guided Liverpool to the Europa League final in 2016, outlined the team’s objective once again, aiming to reach the title decider. He stressed the need for respect towards the competition and their opponents while acknowledging the presence of strong football teams in the tournament.
The journey in the Europa League begins with a fixture against Austria’s LASK, followed by a league match against West Ham United.
Regarding Liverpool’s talented youth prospects, Klopp acknowledged the promising future they hold for the club. However, he clarified that the Europa League wouldn’t serve as an experimental ground for young players. Instead, he intends to field a competitive team on Thursdays and Sundays, barring any injury crises. This approach aligns with the team’s goal of success in both domestic and European competitions.
Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, has emphasized the importance of approaching the Europa League with the correct mindset and is confident in the squad’s depth to excel in both the Premier League and Europe’s secondary tournament. This follows Liverpool’s recent absence from the Champions League, a first since Klopp’s inaugural full season in 2016-17. Klopp, who led Liverpool to the 2016 Europa League final, has set reaching the title match as their objective once again.
In his interview with TNT Sports, Klopp stressed the significance of respecting the competition and their opponents. While expressing his strong desire to reach the final, he acknowledged the presence of many formidable football teams standing between Liverpool and their target. Therefore, he emphasized the need to consistently deliver strong performances.
Liverpool’s journey in the Europa League begins with an away match against Austria’s LASK, followed by a Premier League clash with West Ham United.
Regarding the promising talent emerging from Liverpool’s academy, Klopp acknowledged the bright future they bring to the club. However, he made it clear that the Europa League would not serve as an experimental ground for young players. Instead, he intends to field a competitive team on both Thursdays and Sundays, barring any injury crises. This approach aligns with the team’s overarching goal of achieving success in both domestic and European competitions.