“stay greedy”- Jurgen Klopp sends message to Liverpool players ahead of Chelsea clash

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Liverpool head-coach Jurgen Klopp wants his players to “stay greedy” as they look to build on last campaigns Champions League triumph.

The Merseyside Reds were pipped to the Premier League trophy by Manchester City, however, the Klopp and his boy’s went all the way in Europe’s elite club competition beating Tottenham in the final.

While that night in the Spanish capital and the aftermath are special memories for the Merseyside Reds head-coach, Jurgen Klopp, the German insists they will not dull his side’s hunger as they pursue further honours this campaign.

Asked what they need to do to build on their success, Klopp told uefa.com: “Stay greedy. That’s very important – I have no doubt about that, but it’s clear that we have to do that.

“After the (Champions League) final we had about four weeks where everybody was (patting us on the back) and it was brilliant wherever we went.

“It’s just nice, but in a different world things like this can soften you and it can take the power out of you a bit. We are not like this, but it’s a fact that it could happen.

“We only have to do the same again, and with a couple of things we maybe didn’t do too well, we have to do better.

“Knowing that something works out helps you to believe that it’ll work out again, 100 per cent.

“That helps when I try to convince the boys that (anything is) possible. Thank God I’m not the only one in the dressing room who thinks that these things are possible, and that helps a lot.”

Liverpool can add another title to their collection on Wednesday when they take on Europa League holders and Premier League rivals Chelsea in the Super Cup final in Istanbul.

While the Merseyside Reds opened their Premier League season with a 4-1 win over newly-promoted Premier League team Norwich, Frank Lampard’s tenure as the Blues head coach started with a dismal 4-0 loss at their bitter Premier League rivals Manchester United.

Frank Lampard has been hindered by the Blues transfer ban over the next two window while the West London club sold talisman Eden Hazard to La Liga giants Real Madrid.

Klopp added: “It’s a final, but the big difference between the Champions League final and this game is that it’s a new season, a different opponent.

“I think Chelsea have changed a lot: a new manager, Eden Hazard is not there anymore.”