Jurgen Klopp challenges his Liverpool 2.0 to shape his own destiny this year

Liverpool are unbeaten this season and have won their last seven competitions

Jurgen Klopp has challenged his Liverpool 2.0 to take charge of its destiny by explaining how the team’s rebuild has re-energized it.

Liverpool’s strong start to the season – they have won their last seven games in all competitions – will be put to the test next week as games after Tottenham and Brighton include a tough Europa League home game against Belgian club the Union St Gilloise.

Klopp is not getting carried away by the growing enthusiasm in the red half of the city and warned repeatedly on Friday that despite all the promising signs, the team is still “not stable” and he is worried about the how she starts matches.

But there is no doubt that Klopp’s mood has changed compared to 12 months ago, when summer recruitment failed to bear fruit, key players struggled and results plummeted.

He happily accepted the task of building a new team this summer.

“It was the job we had to do,” said Klopp, who will have Trent Alexander-Arnold back in his squad for the first time this month at Tottenham.

“I spent seven years at Borussia Dortmund and when I left it was a time when a change was needed.

Jurgen Klopp feels re-energised after his rebuild created a Liverpool 2.0

Dominik Szoboszlai is one of many new players to have made a great start at Anfield

Alexis Mac Allister is another newcomer and has started in the Liverpool shirt Liverpool

‘We should have changed the players in different roles, or the coach. Dortmund ultimately did both. So I left and they changed a lot anyway. So (this summer) was the right time for that.

It’s not the first time I’ve had to do something like this. I love it. It gives me a whole new energy.
It’s fantastic, this team has a completely new structure.

I loved everything about the previous seven years, but obviously we all need sources of energy and looking at these faces every day to see how much fun they have in the new challenge energizes me too.

I know, they’re words, but that’s how it feels.
“We don’t want to compare or think ‘how did they (his first great team) do that?’ We’re trying to give this team the opportunity to create their own destiny. We decided that.

That’s how we live now and that’s how it works. I don’t know where it will lead, but it’s still a lot of fun.’

It helped that new signings Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister, arriving for a combined fee of £95 million, made an immediate impact and the sense of calm around the club was strengthened when owners Fenway Sports Group they have secured a noteworthy investment deal. more than £100 million with Dynasty. Equity.

Liverpool have won their last seven games in all competitions and are looking to finish eighth against Spurs

FSG’s deal with the New York outfit has strengthened the club’s financial position, but that doesn’t mean Klopp will walk away in January and sign four more new faces – significantly, he doesn’t think the team needs any further deals. .

“I understand that money in football means spending money,” Klopp said.

‘I understand. I want to spend money, but we must not forget that we are building a new stand that will enhance the best atmosphere in the world.

We have built the main stand, a new training pitch and other things that keep the club healthy.
‘If someone helps us with this, great.

We are in a year where we don’t play the Champions League, which is a huge financial blow.

But in the summer we still improved the team, which is difficult. It’s good news and money we’ll put to good use.’

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