It is no secret that Jurgen Klopp wishes to bring the Premier League trophy back to Liverpool again.
From the moment Jurgen Klopp was announced as the Liverpool manager, the Anfield faithful (fans) started to believe the club could become champions again in English and European competitions.
Despite making hard-line decisions such as forcing Mamadou Sakho to train with the Under 23s and leaving England striker Daniel Sturridge on the bench, Liverpool fans have been unwavering in their support for their manager.
The Reds flew straight to Catalonia following Sunday’s dramatic 4-3 defeat to Bournemouth. Klopp believes escaping the freezing temperatures on Merseyside will benefit his players’desires to top the league.
The manager is desperate to challenge for the title this season and sees the trip as an opportunity to strengthen that desire further. After a training session with Barcelona, the Liverpool squad will then fly home to continue their preparations to make their dream come true. However, Klopp must do one more thing – seek divine intervention. As suggested by Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
The same unrelenting support cannot be said for Arsene Wenger or Jose Mourinho who, despite enjoying decorated careers as Premier League managers, have regularly faced boo-boys calling for them to be sacked.
Ex-Liverpool player, John Barnes, believes the Liverpool’s love affair with Klopp has proved beneficial to the team. He told Metro ”It’s the Klopp factor. The fans are totally behind him and the effect of that is that the players are beginning to take responsibility.”
Barnes said “Usually, when things go wrong or if there is a decision to be made, people often question or sometimes turn on a manager. That causes the team to lose focus and you see that played out on the pitch.
“At Arsenal, for example, when things aren’t going well and the fans are booing, Wenger gets the blame.But at Liverpool, because the fans are behind the manager, you see the players stepping up.”
American author, Napoleon Hill, said “The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
At Liverpool, the manager’s desire to win the Premier League motivated Klopp to take his squad on a two-day bonding trip to Barcelona earlier this month.