Jürgen Klopp says he wants Liverpool to channel the spirit of the All Blacks to ensure they continue to give 100% and do not become complacent after one Premier League title win.
Last week, LFC broke their 30-year title drought when they became English Premier League champions.
Klopp, who is in his fifth season with the club, has revealed how the All Blacks have inspired his vision for managing teams. And he now wants Liverpool to mimic the All Blacks’ drive for success.
‘As long as you wear this shirt, less than 100% is not allowed. It’s not my phrase – it came from the All Blacks.
‘I saw a nice documentary for the All Blacks and I kept that always for myself. I was completely impressed by these big fellas and how they spoke.
‘They were amateurs … many they got a little bit of money, I don’t know. They worked as butchers, builders. These guys, these pretty impressive guys, just spoke about their past and what it meant to them to play for this team.
‘That is for each LFC player and me the same. That is what we try to live. We can show we don’t run because we have to, we run because we want to.’
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