Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp thinks the Premier League boasts a greater depth of quality than other competitions around the world. The 49-year-old German – who previously coached Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga – has hailed the strength of English football's top-flight ahead the Reds' game against West Brom at Anfield on Saturday (22 October).
Klopp joined Liverpool in October 2015 and has relished the challenge of managing in the Premier League. He explained that unlike other leagues throughout Europe, every team in England's top division boasts players of notable quality.
"What's clear is that the difference between the Premier League and other leagues is that big individual quality is in all these teams," the Liverpool manager explained, according to The Mirror.
"There are a lot of difficult hurdles to jump over to be successful. I respect them all. Would I celebrate a draw? It depends on the game. Everything is possible."
Despite this, Klopp insisted his Liverpool side will always play to win, even if the odds are stacked against them. Indeed, the German observed that unlike some of his Premier League rivals, he does not draw a distinction between teams at either end of the table.
"We don't care about the name of the team, or where we play them. Home or away, we have to win, we have to win, we have to win," he said of Liverpool's mentality. "Always you have to fight for it. We don't make a difference between teams."
Liverpool currently occupy fourth place in the Premier League table, following their dull 0-0 draw against Manchester United at Anfield on Monday (17 October). However, the Reds are only two points behind Pep Guardiola's table-topping Manchester City side after eight games of the campaign.