Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits winning titles isn't his motivation

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Liverpool had one of their greatest seasons in recent history last term.

The Reds pushed Manchester City down to the wire in the Premier League title race before getting their hands on the Champions League trophy for the sixth time.

Alongside their European title defence, Liverpool will also be hoping to end their 29-year league title drought this time around.

However, manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that winning titles isn’t the driving force behind his motivation for success.

Instead, the German boss takes things game by game with trophies only proving to be a bonus.

Speaking, via the Express, at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Klopp said: “Titles are and were never my motivation.

“I want to win every game and make my players better day by day. And then we’ll see where that leads.

“We were very close last year. You lose only one game in the whole season, and it’s not enough, in the end, that was very bitter.

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“But it is also clear that with my team much is possible. And yes, the title in the Premier League would be a great endorsement for many years of hard work.”

Interesting from the Liverpool boss.

The Reds have got off to a perfect start this season as they take a 100% win record into their first September clash against Newcastle on Saturday.

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Klopp’s men kick-started the campaign with a 4-1 thrashing over Norwich before beating Southampton, Arsenal and Burnley respectively.

Unsurprisingly, the results put Liverpool top of the pile on 12 points as they look to make it five wins on the bounce this weekend.

And with their recent form, Reds fans will undoubtedly be thinking of potential glory in May already.

However, if Klopp’s quotes are anything to go by, his focus will remain purely on Saturday’s clash.

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