Liverpool: Klopp focused on wins not records

06 November 2021 17:44:23 CET
Klopp refusing to compare his Liverpool side with others

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is not really concerned about breaking records, with his focus firmly on seeing his side claim all three points when they visit West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Reds are currently on a 25-match unbeaten run across all competitions and they are priced at 3/4 to add another three points when they visit the London Stadium.

Record on the horizon

If Klopp's side can avoid defeat in east London, then they will set a new club record of 26 matches unbeaten, surpassing the previous mark set by the great Bob Paisley team of 1982.

Liverpool's last defeat was a 3-1 reverse at the hands of Real Madrid in the fist leg of their Champions League quarter final tie back in April, with the Reds having won 18 and drawn seven of their 25 matches since.

Parallels have been drawn to the current squad and Paisley's team of 1982, but Klopp does not feel such comparisons can be made.

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"It was for sure not easy in the (Bill) Shankly and Paisley times to win football games," the German told reporters.

"But why should we compare that? We don’t see ourselves as in any kind of comparison with them. We try to do what is possible now – and I don’t know what is possible."

Results the only focus

The 54-year-old is certainly not focusing on breaking records and he instead sees it as a happy consequence to winning football matches, something he hopes continues against West Ham.

"We are not really focused on records," Klopp added. "But if it happens then it is obviously a good sign because we are winning football games. And that is what we are interested in.

"But we don’t go for a record at West Ham, we go for three points – which is already difficult enough."

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