Jurgen Klopp has insisted his current Liverpool side are the best he has ever taken to a cup final.
The Reds have been in sensational form this season, losing just one game and amassing a huge 97 top flight points, although their were pipped to the title by Pep Guardiola’s superb Man City side.
Much has been made of Klopp’s record in final – he has won one and lost six as a manager – but the German coach belives his sides mix of ‘potential with attitude’ makes them the best he’s ever worked with.
”I don’t like to blame my other teams, to be honest. I love them all because they all gave their everything. This team is doing well. I’ve never been part of a final with a better team than this, that’s true,” Klopp told a pre-match press conference.
”But in different times for different reasons my teams were good as well. I’m not so surprised because the boys are, how we call it, a mix-up – potential with attitude – in the best way I ever saw or experienced. That’s just brilliant, it’s exceptional and that brought us where we are.
”We could have said a couple of weeks ago, ‘It’s not really likely that you will be champion at the end of the season’. Human beings are like that, you stop giving your everything because, only for a chance, we are not really ready – we want to have it for sure. [But] these boys did it for the chance for being there. They gave us a lot and showed us a lot.
”In the five or six days between Barcelona and Barcelona nobody believed more in this team than the team themselves. That was brilliant and that’s why we are here.”
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— Football Faithful (@FootyFaithful_) May 25, 2019