Jurgen Klopp says he imagined he would win more trophies than he has done so far while in charge of the Reds, almost four years after he first arrived at the club.
The German has truly transformed the club since he came in back in 2015, but says he is hungry for even more, having set his sights on that originally.
In an excellent exclusive interview with ESPN, Klopp admitted: “I was very, very optimistic that we’d be successful. In my dreams in that moment, we were probably more successful during these [past] four years than we have been actually!”
More trophies could easily have been added to the cabinet before the Champions League win in Madrid. Finals against Sevilla, Manchester City and Real Madrid could all have been very different for a variety of different reasons.
We’re certainly happy with the job he’s done – and suspect he was only being half-serious with the comments, making sure it is known he isn’t satisfied yet despite the Reds being European champions.
With seven trophies to play for this upcoming season, starting with the Community Shield and the UEFA Super Cup, the haul could be significantly increased in the coming months.