Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has joked about his record of reaching to the finals and rebranding himself a “world record-holder in winning semi-finals”.
Klopp holds the record for losing the last six successive finals since winning the German Cup in 2012 with Borussia Dortmund.
He finished as a Champions League runners up on two occasions with Borussia Dortmund and with Liverpool last season and also losing two German Cups with Dortmund, a League Cup and a Europa League finals with Reds.
The German coach has got used of losing with, but ahead of their Champions League finals against Tottenham in Madrid, the 51-year-old joked about his record when asked whether he believed in destiny or bad luck.
“Do you think I have an unlucky career? All my career was not unlucky,” he said.
“Since 2012, apart from 2017, I was every year with my team in a final. We came there sometimes with luck.
“I am the world record-holder in the last seven years in winning semi-finals.
“If I were to be the reason for losing six years in a row, then everyone needs to worry.
Liverpool lost the Champions League finals last year in Kyiv to Real Madrid by 3-1, and there was frustration and disappointment after the loss courtesy of two monumental goalkeeping errors and an incredible overhead kick by Gareth Bale.
They are back again as the favourites, while Tottenham is making their first-ever appearance in the final in this competition.
However, Klopp denied giving them an underdog tag.
Liverpool performed very well this season and missed out the title by just a point to Manchester City. The Reds will be hoping to win the title with Klopp and their sixth Champions League glory.
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