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Klopp wants to leave with Liverpool in 'healthiest position possible'


 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not want to talk about the legacy he will leave as manager of the club.

The German is focused on the present and winning more trophies with the Merseyside club.

Klopp, who signed a new contract last term, was asked if he thought about how he would be perceived years after he eventually departs the Reds.

He stated to ESPN: "Not really [worried about legacy]. It's not that I look at my Mainz time and think back: it's a nice memory that we went to the Bundesliga and won the league twice with Dortmund and the cup. It's all nice, but it's not the first thing I think about when I think about my time at Mainz or Dortmund, and it will not be like this when I think about Liverpool.

"My target, or aim, is of course to win as much as possible, but when you leave, you have to leave the club in the best possible situation. I think that is really important. It only makes a real legacy because if you squeeze everything out of a club and leave, somebody has to clean the rubbish or whatever. That's not how it should be. The club should be in the healthiest position possible and should have a team that is ready to go for the next chapter.

"But that is in the future. For the moment, I am really happy with the circumstances we have and the squad we have created.

"From an age point of view, it is now really interesting, we can really mix it up. We have quality from the youth side, very experienced players and all these kinds of things in this mix. But all of them are full of determination and desire to make the next step and win more and that is what is really important. What I say is that everything we do is based on the past, but to be ready for the present and prepare the future. We have to do all of this at once, and I think we are in a good position."

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