Liverpool need trophies, Klopp admits

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he needs to win trophies with the Reds if his long-term deal at the club is to be justified.

The Anfield club has reached two cup finals under the German since his arrival on Merseyside in October 2015, but are still looking for their first taste of success under the tutelage of the former Borussia Dortmund manager.

Following Claudio Ranieri's sacking from his post at Leicester City 10 months after winning the Premier League, Klopp admitted that continued success is a must for a club of Liverpool's stature.

"I'm not experienced in other situations where you don't get time," Klopp told the Liverpool Echo prior to his side's Premier League match at the King Power Stadium on Monday.

"I have always had this. I've always been on a long contract, as long as I wanted, and I have no idea why exactly it happened to me.

"Liverpool as a club wants to have a long relationship with its manager but as always it all depends on success.

"If we cannot win anything or even come close to big things over the next few years then it will be difficult to go for it."

Klopp signed a new, six-year deal with Liverpool last year and although he has never been dismissed from a managerial job – like his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola – feels that sometimes sackings are unavoidable.

"At this moment it is very special because it is Leicester, the champions of last year and all that stuff," Klopp continued.

"If you want a similar situation you only have to look at Chelsea the year before – champions and then the manager [then Jose Mourinho] gets sacked.

"Pep has not been sacked until now, I have not been sacked until now but there are only a few."

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