Jurgen Klopp believes he can replicate his success at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund in building “something special” at Liverpool.
While results may have been mixed since Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers as manager, there is a sense of optimism around Anfield as the German prepares to take charge of his first full season.
The Reds did manage to reach both the Europa League and League Cup finals, but finished eighth in the Premier League, though Klopp remains confident he can return the club to past glories.
Speaking to Goal, he said: “I know football is all about success, but it’s also worth having a situation in 20 years when you can look back and think over the great times you had together in this development and learning period with hard work.
“I have this with the squad I promoted from Mainz. We have a chat group on WhatsApp called ‘Team 2004’ and a lot of these players are now coaches and managers and they all still take away things from this time we shared.
“I had no idea when we started how it would work. I had absolutely no experience as a coach and it was just having a little human understanding, respecting everyone and helping each other to reach our best potential.”
He added: “I love looking back or dreaming back to these kind of things and remembering that it was unbelievable. You think maybe it will never happen again, but then I had the chance for something special at Dortmund.
“And here at Liverpool, we have that chance again. It’s again possible to do something great. It’s always possible to improve together, it’s always possible to get the next highlight. There are always sunny days, but you just have to make sure you are prepared to make the most of it.”