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Klopp: Liverpool will go on “strike” to defend the crown

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Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will remain “humble and ambitious” in its search of next season’s back-to-back Premier League titles.

Defending their Premier League crown next season, Liverpool will go on “strike”, Jurgen Klopp promised.

Last week when Chelsea defeated second-placed Manchester City, the Reds celebrated breaking a 30-year wait to become England’s crowned champions.

Leading City with 23 points to spare seven games ahead of Thursday’s Etihad Stadium meeting, Liverpool achieved their first Premier League title with efficiency.

Klopp wants to keep his players hungry in 2020-21 to maintain their crown, he says the Merseyside club is ready to finish in style.

“As long as we stay humble and greedy, we have a good chance to remain a really uncomfortable opponent,” the Liverpool boss said on Wednesday.

“When you are a really uncomfortable opponent, you have a chance to win. And when you have a chance to win, then sometimes you have to win.”

“There are a lot of challenges, life is constantly a challenge, and our challenge is now being champions and playing seven games against teams that will fight for everything.”

“We can show that we don’t run because we have to, we run because we want to.”

“Next season, you can write stories about us being the defending champions or whatever, but that is why I say – we will not defend anything, we will attack it.”

Klopp expects Liverpool next year to face heavy rivalry – and not just from City squad of Pep Guardiola.

He added: “City will be strong next season, Manchester United will be strong next season, Chelsea will be strong next season.”

“We have to play 38 games during the year. What we achieved last week is something for the history books.”