Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s insatiable desire to develop is the reason they have a chance to exceed Bob Paisley’s “all-time greats” and become the club’s first unbeaten team when they face West Ham on Sunday.
When Klopp’s squad beat Atlético Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, they tied the club’s professional record of 25 games without a loss in all competitions, which was set by Paisley’s side from March to September 1982. Between February 1893 and February 1894, Liverpool went 30 games without losing, including seven matches in the Lancashire League.
Liverpool can break the record if they avoid loss at West Ham, whom they have beaten more times in the Premier League (31) than any other team, and Klopp believes his players’ hunger is the driving force behind the incredible run.
“I cannot compare these times because even though I watched football at that time as a kid I had no idea about what football was exactly,” the manager said. “But it was for sure not easy in the Shankly and Paisley times to win football games. Whenever it is, there is a specific level for all footballers and all teams, and one team has to overcome it. And to do that as regularly as Bob’s teams did, that makes them all-time greats. No doubt about that. But why should we compare?
source : Guardian sport