Titles have never been my motivation, says Klopp

Frankfurt: Liverpool won the Champions League four months ago under manager Juergen Klopp but the German coach does not see titles as his main incentive in football.
“Titles are not and never have been my motivation. I want to win every game and make my players better day by day. And then we’ll see where that leads,” he told dpa ahead of a sponsor’s engagement for the Opel car manufacturer in Frankfurt on Tuesday.
At the same time the 52-year-old said winning the English Premier League title was a goal for this season after nearly ending Liverpool’s three-decade championship drought last term.
“We were very close last year,” he said. “You lose just one game in the whole season and at the end that’s not enough, that was very bitter.”
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City retained the Premier League with 98 points, edging Klopp’s Reds by a single point on the last day of the season.
Liverpool have made an impressive start to the new campaign with three wins from three putting them top of the table.— dpa