Our boss Jurgen Klopp believes that winning the Premier League title is the biggest challenge in European football.
He added he thinks the trophy’s lure is why we are now seeing a flurry of the continent’s top managers make the switch to our shores.
“I think all these managers are here because the competition makes it really interesting,” Klopp said (via Echo).
“If you are three times in a row Spanish champions, three times in a row Bundesliga champions, then you think: ‘okay, let’s try something else’.
“If you are looking for the biggest challenge then you need to go to England. That’s the difference 100%. It’s not like they wanted an easier job. They wanted this.”
Guardiola has won three titles in both Spain and Germany, while the new Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, won three consecutive Serie A titles before moving to Stamford Bridge.
Klopp thinks winning in England represents a more interesting challenge than winning in Germany.
“Winning the title in England is the biggest challenge of them all. There are the most teams who can.
“It’s not easy in Germany where all the clubs take points from each other. If you want to be in front of Bayern Munich, you have to win all the other games and then a minimum of one against Bayern. They don’t lose.”
He concluded by admitting he’s confident of being a “challenger” in the upcoming season:
“What I can say is we will be a challenger.
“We will fight for everything. Certainly at the moment we should not look for excuses and say things like ‘I need another year’ or things like that.
“We will try everything 100% and see what happens.”