Jurgen Klopp insists he is ‘no loser’ as jinxed Liverpool boss aims to make it seventh time lucky at Champions League final


JURGEN KLOPP is adamant he is no loser as he bids to end his shocking record in cup finals.

Liverpool can be crowned kings of Europe for a sixth time in Spain tonight but Klopp has lost his last six finals including last year’s Champions League showdown with Real Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp claims he is ‘no loser’ despite losing all of his last six finals, including the 2018 Champions League showdown
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Klopp is yet to find out whether Roberto Firmino will be fit to start against Tottenham tonight
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Klopp said: “If I were the reason for losing six then everyone needs to worry. The circumstances were all different.

“I am a normal human being so if I would sit down and think it’s all about me, I’m the reason, then I would see myself as a loser – and that would be a problem.

“Whether I am winner, that is for the outside world.

“Do you think I have an unlucky career? For sure, I don’t have an unlucky career.



  • May 26, 2018 – Champions League, lost 3-1 v Real Madrid
  • May 18, 2016 – Europa League, lost 3-1 v Sevilla
  • February 28, 2016 – League Cup, lost 3-1 (pens) v Manchester City


  • May 30, 2015 – DFB Pokal, lost 3-1 v Wolfsburg
  • May 17, 2015 – DFB Pokal, lost 2-0 v Bayer Munich
  • May 25, 2013 – Champions League, lost 2-1 v Bayern Munich

Allison in training ahead of the Champions League final
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“Since 2012, apart from 2017, I have been every year in a final.

“I’m fine, could have been better, could have been worse. And it’s not over yet, so there’s time.”

Klopp is also hoping to stage a massive knees-up.

He said: “It’s my responsibility to make a party possible for my family and friends this time because they are always for me and they have waited years.”

Klopp has no fresh injury worries and will make a late decision on Roberto Firmino.

The Brazilian has not played since May 1 after a groin injury.

Liverpool will have a training session in the morning and Klopp will decide whether to start Firmino or Divock Origi.

The Reds boss said: “Firmino is ready. Whether he will start? I thought I’d keep a few question marks open.”

Klopp also poured cold water over the news that some major European clubs want to make the Champions League more exclusive.

Joking about his record, he said: “Change the Champions League? Make the semi-final the final and I’m perfectly happy with that!

“I like the group stage, I like the qualification, I think the right teams play in it, I love this tournament.”

Virgil van Dijk leads out Liverpool players at Wanda Metropolitano
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Mohamed Salah and Simon Mignolet train ahead of the Champions League final



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