12th May 2017
Jürgen Klopp is embracing the pressure that comes with attempting to lead Liverpool back into the Champions League.
Sunday’s trip to West Ham United represents the Reds’ penultimate game of the Premier League season, with Klopp’s side involved in a four-way battle with Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United to decide who finishes third and fourth in the table.
Liverpool travel to the London Stadium in third spot and with their fate in their own hands in terms of Champions League qualification – and the manager is relishing the task of securing a return to European football’s premier club competition.
“It’s as significant as the last few and always,” he told reporters, in response to a question about the importance of this weekend’s match.
“I’ve said it before, it always felt like if we don’t win then this and this happens. It’s something really you have to learn by. The pressure is coming at the end of the season, that’s how it is. If you have no pressure you don’t go for anything, that’s the 100 per cent truth.
“We have this kind of pressure, that’s the problem at the top of the table, all the competitors are really strong and they can all win football games, but we are strong also.