“I really want to look back after the season and be really satisfied. At this stage I don’t have any idea what that could mean.
“It’s clear that winning every game would make me satisfied but if we did that I’d be too drunk to look back!
"I was very young and when I first made it I got a team," says the now 49-year-old German.
"After one year a kind of sports director came to me.
"He asked: 'How many new players do you want for next season when we move to the next age group?' I said: 'I don't want a new player.' He said: 'You always take new players. Who is the best from the other clubs?' I said: 'I'm not interested. I want to keep these players. I want to keep this team. Maybe there's a better one but I want to work with this one.'"
It's a reminder that, first and foremost, Klopp is a coach. There's even a guarantee.
"Actually, I can promise that before we sign a player which is not a lot better than what we have, we'll always use our own boys," he says. "That's how it is. That's how the future should be. Even in this crazy football transfer world, we want to be this special club."
“I have to accept that not everyone is 100% happy with my performances on the sidelines,” Klopp says. “But I’m not as intense as I used to be when I was younger. Sometimes it still happens, but actually now at Anfield with the new stand there is much more space for all of us.”