Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he has no plans to prioritise Champions League games over Premier League ones and fully intends to treat both competitions as seriously as each other.
The Reds’ chances of finishing in the top four are fading following a dreadful run of form which has seen them win just once in their last seven matches in the division.
But amid their awful domestic record they are still going strong in Europe, and have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a comfortable 4-0 aggregate win over RB Leipzig.
This has led some to suggest Klopp may rest some of his key players in the Premier League in order to fully focus on going all the way to try to win Europe’s elite prize again.
But speaking ahead of his side’s clash against Wolves, the German coach stated his belief that winning matches in any competition is his immediate priority so that the confidence can come flooding back.
“We know what we have to do,” he said. “We need to win football games. If we want to be successful in the Champions League we need to get good results in the Premier League as well, not as a fact but as a feeling.
“We will try our absolute best in the Premier League and in the Champions League. If we have enough eggs we can put them in both baskets obviously and I hope we can do that.”
Klopp also believes the whole club are working together to try to get things back on track following a turbulent few weeks.
And he is ignoring speculation over his future, with claims from some quarters suggesting he could depart at the end of the season.
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He added: “The plan that we have is that we go through this as united as possible as a whole club – together with the fans and with the owners.
“We know all the questions that are usually asked like ‘when will the manager get the sack? Are the players right?’
“We don’t ask these questions, we just face the situation, try to fight it and give our absolute everything.”