Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool have lost their “flow” in recent months but says he “dreams” that his side can remain unbeaten from now till the end of the season.
Liverpool have won just one of their last 10 matches and have dropped to fifth in the Premier League standings ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s visit to Anfield on Saturday evening.
“We recognised at one point we lost the flow, of course,” Klopp told a news conference at Melwood on Friday afternoon. “In this moment, you don’t only lose the flow and then you have this player out and this player is coming back but no rhythm.
“In a good moment it’s not a problem, but it’s really rare that one player is out and then the other player who comes in is in a world-class situation because of playing not for a long time.
“In this moment, I understand and respect that you have all these questions, but I’m not interested in what was.
“I’m much more interested in what will happen and what will be, and what we can do.
“In my dreams we can win 14 games. I know how it sounds but I cannot change my dreams actually. That’s what I’m working for.
“And after these 14 games, it’s another moment when we watch back and use all the experiences, all the things we learned about each other.
“Then we will make decisions that will help us in the next season — that’s the plan.”
Meanwhile, Klopp refused to openly discuss reports stating Adam Lallana was close to signing a new long-term contract at the club.
Both The Times and Daily Telegraph reported that the midfielder was in line to pen a new deal lasting till 2021 and would be paid a similar wage to that of Philippe Coutinho, who signed a new five-year contract last month and earns around £150,000 per week.
“First of all, Adam is a very important player for the squad, with a pretty long contract still,” Klopp said. “How close [is he to signing a new contract]? We won’t talk about this, but it says nothing about his importance in the squad and in the team if we negotiate or not.
“How it is always: we speak with the player and then we have to speak to agents. When something is decided then we [will] inform you immediately, but not before.”
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