Jurgen Klopp says “something went wrong” at Liverpool before his arrival as manager, but insists he is ‘only looking forward’ and ‘the past is the past’.
Klopp was appointed manager on a three-year deal in October, with Brendan Rodgers having been sacked by the club following a poor run of results.
The Reds came close to winning the Premier League title under Rodgers’s tutelage in the 2013/14 season, but their challenge collapsed despite topping the table with only three games remaining.
They finished second to Manchester City that season, and the following year they dropped to sixth, with Rodgers eventually removed from his role this campaign.
Liverpool face Norwich on Saturday, with their last visit to Carrow Road that memorable 3-2 victory in April 2014, at which point they held a five-point lead at the top of the table with just three games left.
Previewing their visit to the Canaries, Klopp said: “I don’t know too much about this, but of course if you have a team which is nearly champion of the league and two years later, they are not here anymore, then something went wrong, I would say.”
“But it’s life and it’s not my situation, or my thing, to spend too much time thinking about. It’s like it is.
“There are a lot of things different, and at Norwich too. Two weeks ago, a lot of things were different at Norwich.
“I would not be here if all of these players were still here because then it would have been another situation. It is like it is.
“We have another situation and we have to take this team and try to do our best at Norwich.
“It’s my first time in Norwich and I’m looking forward to it. It’s a nice place, so let’s go there and play football.”