Coach Jurgen Klopp once again did not use the word “protect” but announced that Liverpool would attack against the Premier League championship in the 2020-2021 season.
“We will attack for the next Premier League. It is true,” Klopp stressed on Sky Sports on August 28. “That’s what we’ve always done and there’s no reason to change. Motivation is not our problem. I just expect to give everything and expect the players to do it too.
This is the second time Klopp has shared his intention to “attack” to win the Premier League title 2020-2021. He revealed for the first time on July 1, when Liverpool won the Premier League 2019-2020.
Under Klopp’s guidance, within 5 years, Liverpool went from an out-of-the-race team to the throne. They really exploded from the 2018-2019 season, taking second place in the Premier League with 97 points and winning the Champions League. In the next season, 30 years of waiting for the English championship to end sweetly when Liverpool finished with 99 points.
As a champion, especially the team that won it for the first time in a long time, Liverpool can become the target of defeating every opponent. However, Klopp was used to this. Liverpool itself is accustomed to facing challenges, especially when entering the field as the most successful English team in the European arena.
The German captain shared: “When we got to their pitch, I always thought, ‘Well, they did the right thing.’ That never changed. Not sure if we can be a bigger target for our opponents compared to last season Every opponent wants to beat us. Obviously they have a good reason. Although not many teams are able to do it, I don’t think that’s going to change. If we thought that because we were champions they wanted to beat us more, then we would have lost some of the approach, the mood and the attitude.”
On the evening of August 29, Liverpool will start the new season with an English Super Cup match with Arsenal. On September 12, they will start to “attack” the 2020-2021 Premier League with a rookie match at Leeds United, before being a guest at Chelsea in the second round.