Klopp pokes fun at finals record as he aims for seventh time lucky

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Published on May 31, 2019 - Duration: 01:07s

Klopp pokes fun at finals record as he aims for seventh time lucky

SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (MAY 31, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER, JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING: "If I would be the reason for losing six finals in a row then everybody

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Klopp pokes fun at finals record as he aims for seventh time lucky

SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (MAY 31, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER, JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING: "If I would be the reason for losing six finals in a row then everybody needs to worry really so if that's not the case then you always have a chance and that's how we see it actually.

That we go in a situation that we learned not from the final because... there were three strange goals - a world class goal of the year and two more strange goals which you usually don't concede but we conceded them.

Apart from that it was a good game so you have to accept that, nobody's not even discussing that after the game, you only accept it and go home.

But we learnt a lot in that time since we were together with a lot of players have been together for three years with some players together for a year and this year we learned a lot again.

We are a completely different side to last year.

So, the final was not too important for our improvement but the final was like a starting point again for the next steps; that's how we saw it, that's how we wanted to use it and that's what we did but from the game we couldn't learn a lot to be honest." STORY: Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp is looking to put right a dismal personal record of six straight defeats in finals when his side take on Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's (June 1) Champions League showdown but the German has dismissed suggestions he is unlucky.

Klopp's worrying trend in finals began when his Borussia Dortmund side lost an all-German Champions League final to Bayern Munich in 2013, while he lost the biggest game in club football last year when Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1.

In between those disappointments he lost two German Cup finals with Dortmund, to Bayern and Wolfsburg, as well as a League Cup final to Manchester City in his first season with Liverpool and the Europa League showpiece to Sevilla.

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