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Jurgen Klopp insisted that there was no plan for Liverpool to dominate the world for years to come, insisting that it was difficult to succeed in England.
After leading Liverpool to the Premier League title last season, Klopp was named FIFA’s Best Male Coach on Thursday, with four Reds also making up the FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11.
After Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Tottenham, Klopp’s men are also three points clear in the Premier League table this season.
But the German dismissed any talk of world domination and highlighted how difficult it was to win in England.
“I don’t think anyone masters English football, it is too difficult, one hundred percent. The league is too challenging, the schedule is too challenging,” Klopp told reporters.
“We all have to make sure we get through these crazy times right now and everyone else too. We had four players in the best team in the world in the last year, one that we had to sign for Bayern [Munich], which was a smart business, I would say. Obviously we have a good team.
“All the other players could have been on that team as well, due to their ability, so you see we have a really good team here. What you always need in life is a bit of luck to be able to win soccer matches.
“The more soccer games you win, the closer you get to winning trophies. If you’re in the final or whatever then you have to put the finishing touch on, that’s it.
“But we don’t plan for world domination for the next few years. We only plan the next game, which will be in 40-odd hours at Crystal Palace. “
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In addition to the groundbreaking Premier League title, Klopp has led Liverpool to the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup since taking office in October 2015.
But the former Borussia Dortmund manager said there was no chance he would become complacent.
“Oh, I’m 53 years old. I’m too old to fly, so it’s easy for me to stay humble. The thing is, I only have a world class team, I work in a world class club. With the players and the people around me, it is our responsibility to be as successful as possible. That’s it, ”Klopp said.
“Nobody has to worry that I can be satisfied, I really don’t know how that works. There are no guarantees of success; the only chance you have is to work as hard as you can. If we do that, there is still no guarantee. But you can get at least a little bit. That’s why we try absolutely everything every day. “