Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Liverpool will challenge for the Premier League title come to the end of the season, as he backs his side for continued success in the years to come.
The Reds were held to a goalless draw by rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, leaving them with just one win in their last eight games in all competitions.
Liverpool enjoyed the better moments across the 90 minutes and did more to win the match, which Klopp believes offers enough proof that there is little between his side and those currently battling it out at the top, despite the nine-point gap on leaders Manchester City.
“We have to do whatever is necessary and we will be challenges. We will be challengers for the next few years, no problem,” The Mirror quotes him as saying. “We showed big heart, we were brave.
“I thought we were smart in doing the right thing at the right moment but in the end, it didn’t work out. I am not overly-positive, I am not crazy but I really see we are still good, and that is what I try to push. People around the stadium saw a game they wanted to see – but they all had Liverpool shirts on.”
Liverpool travels to Tottenham Hotspur for their next league outing, but first, comes a Champions League tie against Slovenian side Maribor in midweek.