Jurgen Klopp is reportedly planning long-term success with Liverpool , and he is keen to replace the current squad with another side capable of Premier League and Champions League success.
The German coach has worked wonders with the Reds in recent years as he looks to follow up last year’s Champions League title with a record-breaking Premier League season.
But he’s not keen on a smash and grab job, and unlike his times at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, he’s ready to settle down at Anfield for a good few years.
The Athletic report that Klopp is looking replicate with Liverpool what Sir Alex Ferguson achieved with Manchester United.
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He’ll get one step closer when his side inevitably lift the Premier League trophy this season.
But Klopp is also thought to be thinking about life after Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk, and he wants to replace those world class talents with more of the same.
Bringing in Timo Werner this summer would no doubt be another step in the right direction, as he looks to build a ‘second team’ to replace the current crop which is littered with players either pushing or the wrong side of 30.
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“It’s easy to create a successful team,” Klopp told Unisport last year.
“You can be an average player and still play in a very good football team.”
Klopp said earlier this month that he was not interested in building “legacies”, but admitted he would love to look back on what he has achieved at Liverpool fondly.
“I don’t know exactly how you build a legacy to be honest,” he said.
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“It’s by winning things, obviously – so far we’ve won a couple of [trophies] but there are a lot more to come and to go for. But it’s not that we are really going for that exactly [building a legacy].
“Legacies are legacies when you look back. When you are in the legacy people don’t realise it.
“When you look back and people see it like this it would be nice.“
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