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Jurgen Klopp looking for more of the same in 2019

The Reds are four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp has guided Liverpool to the top of the Premier League (Peter Byrne/PA)
Jurgen Klopp has guided Liverpool to the top of the Premier League (Peter Byrne/PA)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes to maintain the progression of his side as they head into 2019.

The Reds  are four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League and face a two-legged clash with Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League.

In an interview with Sky Sports News, Klopp said: “I hope more development. The boys developed in an outstanding way, there are a few things which were clear before because we all get older but in this age group it’s not older, just more experienced, so that always helps for the next year if you’re smart enough to use it, but the boys are.”

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Jurgen Klopp was non-committal about his future (Martin Rickett/PA)

With his contract expiring in 2022, the German refused to look too far into the future about his plans beyond that.

Klopp said: “I don’t want to think that far ahead. If you write that already, a lot of people will speak. Everything is good at the moment, but still, ‘Klopp didn’t win anything’.

“I haven’t won anything so that’s part of the truth, we don’t have to think about 2022, it’s a long way to go. In the summer, there will be people who say it’s the best time for me to go if we win something because we will never win anything again, there will be other people who say I have to go if we don’t win anything.

It’s a good time, and 2022 is a long time so I don’t have to think about it hopefully, everything will be fine and then we can think about that.”

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