The German boss has played down any chance of his side catching Chelsea this season in the race for the Premier League crown.
Liverpool finally returned to winning ways in the top flight with an impressive 2-0 win over Tottenham at Anfield.
The Anfield club suffered a dramatic slump in form in the opening weeks of the new year 2017 to leave them considerably off the pace in the race for the EPL title.
Chelsea on the other hand drew 1-1 with Burnley on Sunday afternoon which still nevertheless see them flying high at the top of the Premier League table and 11 points ahead of Liverpool.
Jurgen Is A Realist
Klopp was realistic about the Reds hopes of catching the blues in the race for the title before the season is out.
The German coach speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday night said:
“What would you think if I said we could get them? Really ambitious or crazy? I am not too interested in this at the moment.
“The only possibility to win something is to win football games.
“We started, if you want, 2017 tonight. We should not go nuts immediately. Let’s take it step by step.
“Chelsea don’t look like they could struggle over the (remaining) week but we will try everything to get as many points as we can from the season.”
The huge manager has been given the responsibility of steering Liverpool back into the top four after their eighth placed finish in the Premier League table last season.
So far, he has been impressive and has garnered the affection of many to himself – including footballers of other clubs.
I Love Klopp: ‘Sensational’ €43m star admits he watches ‘nearly every Liverpool game’
It appears Mats Hummels, who was one of Liverpool’s long-time transfer target, is now developing into a bit of a Reds fan.
Hummels who was one of Jurgen Klopp’s signings at Borussia Dortmund claimed in an interview this week that he watches nearly every one of Liverpool’s games if he have the time.
He admitted that the Anfield club are having a hard time at the moment, but he is personally supporting Klopp with wishes of success.
Prior to his transfer to Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich, Liverpool were regularly linked with a move for Hummels, and given his association with the German coach, many fans actually expected the Anfield club to be in with a chance of sealing the deal.
But that was unfortunately not the case, and legend Mark Lawrenson claimed that Klopp was never interested in bringing Hummels to Liverpool.
“When Klopp arrived at Liverpool, everybody presumed he was going to try and sign Mats Hummels, but From what I’ve heard at Liverpool, Klopp has a little bit of a doubt about Hummels in the Prem.” Lawrenson claimed In an interview last season with BBC Radio 5 Live.
But if Hummels is good enough for Bayern Munich and Germany, then he will obviously be good enough for Liverpool too. So in some ways, this doesn’t compute.
All Attention To Summer!
One reason Klopp failed to spend money to bring new players into the club during the closed winter transfer is because he has lots of confidence in his current squad.
But it’s now obvious he would definitely splash money to strengthen his squad come summer.