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3 things Jurgen Klopp want to achieve at Liverpool after Premier League title win

The last 12 months has seen Liverpool record massive success under Jürgen Klopp but his work at Anfield is most certainly not fully complete yet

The wait is over and Liverpool supporters are now celebrating their first top-flight title in 30 years after Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday night.

Jurgen Klopp and his side will be remembered as arguably the greatest Premier League champions ever, and no one can deny they fully deserve their success.

But once the last bottle of champagne has been drunk and the partying finally dies down Klopp will no doubt start looking ahead to next season and mapping out his targets as he looks to continue his fantastic work at the club.

Here is a look at few things the German may be focusing on achieving in 2020-21.

A pretty obvious one to kick off, but they do say the mark of a truly great Premier League team is one that is able to win the competition twice in a row, with the title having only been retained eight times in the competition’s 28 year history.

The Reds will start next season as hot favourites to secure top spot again, and given their complete dominance this year you would be hard pressed to find anyone betting against them.

Nevertheless, they surely won’t have it as easy as they did this time around, and the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea may fancy their chances of pushing them all the way.

Klopp has laughed off suggestions Liverpool could be about to embark on a period of dominance similar to that of their bitter rivals United under Sir Alex Ferguson, but you can bet deep down this season’s title win will just whet his appetite for further glory.

It’s fair to say the FA Cup and Carabao Cup haven’t exactly been at the top of Klopp’s priority list since he arrived in England.

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While the Reds did make it to the League Cup final in the 2015-16 season, losing to Manchester City on penalties, Liverpool have not progressed beyond the quarter-finals of either domestic cup competition since, with Klopp regularly opting to rest his main stars and play the kids.

Even though the importance of the cups has diminished over the years, Reds fans would surely love a day out at Wembley next season, and completing a double or even a treble would only add to Klopp’s legendary status.

A big ask, perhaps, but after going so close this season, who’s to say Liverpool can’t go all the way and become the new Invincibles in 2020-21?

The shock 3-0 defeat to Watford remains the only defeat in their otherwise incredible Premier League season in what was a rare off day, and it is hard to see them losing again from now until August even with the title in the bag.

This side only looks like it will get better and better, and it will be intriguing to see just how their next Premier League campaign will compare to this one.

Klopp has splashed the cash during his time in charge, and tends to go for already-established stars such as Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.

Recently, however, he has turned towards youth, with 18-year-old Sepp van den Berg and 17-year-old Harvey Elliott his only outfield signings last summer.

The pair have showed glimpses of promise in cup games but have yet to really break into the first-team, with Klopp clearly biding his time before unleashing them.

If he can mould them into stars in the same way that he has managed to get the best out of the likes of Salah, it would be a hugely impressive achievement, and would go to show just how impressive his coaching and man-management skills really are.

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While they appear to get on well, a friendly rivalry has developed between Klopp and Pep Guardiola, with their teams head and shoulders above the rest in England.

So Klopp may relish the challenge of moving clear of Guardiola with regards to trophies won with their respective clubs next season.

Since arriving from Bayern Munich in 2016 Guardiola has won six trophies with City (excluding the Community Shield), with a haul of two Premier League titles, three Carabao Cups and one FA Cup.

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Klopp, meanwhile, is now on four, having won the Champions League, Premier League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup in the last 12 or so months.

That means if Liverpool can seal a treble next season he will move one clear of the Catalan manager, unless City win the Champions League later this year.

It is a rivalry which just keeps getting tastier and tastier

**TheMirror

Bueze Onyeka Senior Editor @Justnaijabase

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