Klopp says he is not the reason for his heartbreaking cup finals record

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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has said his dreadful record in cup finals, are not what should be tagged his fault.

Klopp has reached cup finals with impressive regularity in recent years, but his success ratio is very poor, winning just one of seven finals dating back to 2012 which appears to be his first ever final as a manger.

The German boss has lost six finals in a row including the three he has contested in charge of Liverpool.

However, the 51-year-old does not lay the blame at his own feet and believes his sides have suffered bad luck in finals over the years.

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”If I would be the reason for losing six finals in a row, then everybody needs to worry, really,’ said Klopp.

”So if that’s not the case then we always have to have a chance and that’s how we see it actually.

”Since 2012, apart from 2017, I was with my team every year in the final. So we came there sometimes with luck in some moments, but most of the time because we had to go there, so I am probably in the moment world-record holder in the last seven years, at least, in winning semi-finals.

”I’m a normal human being, so if I would sit in the room and think it’s all about me, I’m the reason, if I would see myself as a loser or whatever, then we all would have a problem, but I don’t see it like this.

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”I think there can be moments that are lucky and unlucky and in the few finals I was part of we were never on the lucky side, it’s true, but I cannot change that.

Klopp will make his third Champions League final against Tottenham tonight after losing out to Bayern Munich with Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and Real Madrid with Liverpool last season.

 

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