Klopp wants League cup triumph – Manager Jurgen Klopp has told his Liverpool side that no one ever remembers the runner-up of the League Cup, meaning they have to win it.
“Never heard about second place in Carling Cup,” Klopp said. “Does anybody know who got it four years ago? I don’t think so.”
“So that’s the situation, but it is the only possibility to go to the final if you can win it so that’s what we have to do. And reaching a final is great but in the end it is only memorable if you win it and that’s what we have to do. But that’s a long time, we have a little time till or we could have a little bit of time until then, so yeah.”
“But tomorrow is only one target: go to the final and then celebrate it more in your mind than in the real world because we have the next game on Saturday.”
“Of course it is football and you should not waste opportunities of winning something,” he said. “I know for the players it is very important – this game, really important. So they are here much longer than I, than I am, and that is the most important thing. They want to go to the final.”
Liverpool take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of the League Cup semi-final as they host Liverpool tonight.