Jurgen Klopp has banned his Reds players from speaking about the Champions League victory in Madrid last season ahead of the new campaign.
Wanting each and every player to be solely focused on winning more silverware, rather than looking at the past, talk of last season will not be permitted in the dressing room.
Klopp should not have any issues with motivating the players, but this will certainly help the process.
He said, via the Daily Mirror: “After [the US tour], nobody should talk to me about the Champions League trophy. We don’t carry it with us. Now we start a new chapter.
“I would be happy if we start at the similar level to last year – that would not be bad. There is space for improvement. Consistency on a high level is most important.”
The new season provides a chance to win seven trophies, so looking back makes no sense for the players – they need to focus on winning the Premier League and perhaps a couple of other honours as well.
The experience of last year should help with confidence, but at the same time, it can’t be dwelled on for too long, as Klopp has said.
The players might be banned from speaking about Madrid, but fans certainly aren’t – we can continue to reminisce each and every day.