Jurgen Klopp has called Liverpool as one of the best teams in the world – right next to teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“This thing with ‘the best team in the world,’ I don’t really get it,” he said ahead of Monday’s visit of West Ham.
“It’s nice when people say it. It’s better than if they say you are the worst team in the world obviously.
“Usually if people mention ‘the best team in the world,’ you think of Real Madrid from a few years ago, Barcelona from a few years ago, Man City of the last two years and stuff like this.
“The team we have is about attitude – go and go and go – mixed with really good football players.
“But I think for the whole world, Liverpool are one of the top, top, top, top clubs.”
“If they (players) see you are successful, it’s easier to get into talks with players,” he said.
“But on the other side, it’s more difficult the better your team is because they ask questions like ‘where and when would I play?’
“We need players who want to be part of this, who want to fight for their spot, who want to make the next step together with us, who want to develop and improve so that’s it.
“We have these players and whoever wants to join us, needs to have exactly this kind of attitude.”