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Jürgen Klopp spoke about Liverpool's legacy, staying at the top, Salah’s renewal and more

Klopp shared a piece of his mind in an interview while on the pre-season tour in Asia.

By Charles Cornwall

Klopp shared a piece of his mind in an interview while on the pre-season tour in Asia.
Klopp shared a piece of his mind in an interview while on the pre-season tour in Asia.
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It has been the shortest of summers for Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool. Nearly two months after losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid in Paris, the team that came so close to achieving an unprecedented quadruple last season began its preseason in Asia.

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In an interview with ESPN, Klopp spoke about Mohamed Salah, who has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new three-year contract, and Darwin Nunez, who became Liverpool's record signing from Benfica, a move that could cost up to £85 million. But he also talked about the challenge of overcoming last season's champions Manchester City in the Premier League, as well as recovering from the defeat to the La Liga champions in the Champions League.

Looking relaxed and sounding upbeat after a brief summer break, Klopp told how he is making plans for the present and future after winning two of a possible four trophies last season. The former Borussia Dortmund boss, who signed a new contract until 2026 earlier this year, also spoke about his vision for Liverpool once he leaves the club.

The German coach applauded the Liverpool fans, whose support is never-ending, and explained that all the hard work is for the people.

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"I'm very positive about the season and the things we did, of course. Having been so close, it would have been nice [to win it all], but it doesn't hurt anymore. It hurt at the time, that's for sure, when we fell a little bit short in the league and lost the Champions League final, but honestly, the day after [when Liverpool had the homecoming parade] showed us everything we needed to know: the people, obviously. That's what we do: we do it for the people and, obviously, they're very appreciative of what we did throughout the year. It was a spectacular season, with an incredible amount of points, an incredible amount of games and all these kinds of things, so those are really positive reflections."

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