There are very few clubs in world football that are a more attractive prospect than Liverpool, Jürgen Klopp has suggested.
It has been over a year since the German tactician replaced Brendan Rodgers as manager of the famous club and in that time he has overseen two cup finals as well as a strong start to his first full season in English football.
With the festive period approaching, the Reds will be hoping to keep pace at the top of the Premier League table with leaders Chelsea, with Klopp keen to bolster his attacking options in January in a bid to cover the absence of African Cup of Nations bound Sadio Mané.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Klopp has expressed a firm belief that Liverpool is the best place to develop as a player.
“Maybe there are a few clubs in world football who can play better and if you can go there, these few clubs, yeah then do it,” he said.
“But for all the rest this should be the best place to be.
“I would say at the moment that LFC is a really good place to be for a player to develop, to get the best out of your career and all that stuff. That is how we live.
“I said a few months ago, the biggest teams in the world they didn’t change a lot, they developed together, then bring him in and that in and so on and improve a little bit and then in the end you have a wonderful team.”
First-team players such as Divock Origi, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana have improved since the appointment of Klopp, while young trio Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander-Arnold have all impressed this season.
The Reds have back-to-back home games to see out 2016 as they welcome Stoke City on Tuesday evening before an eagerly anticipated clash with fellow Premier League title contenders Manchester City on New Year’s Eve.