Tom Werner has admitted to feeling great pride about Liverpool's achievement in reaching the Champions League final, but says that the club will not rest in their efforts to bring regular success to Anfield.
The Reds chairman was speaking to the Telegraph ahead of Liverpool's Champions League showdown with Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday evening.
If Liverpool win the trophy it will be their first Champions League title since 2005 and their first major honour of any sort since 2012, but a fourth place finish in the Premier League suggests that there is work to do
Liverpoool F.C. Chairman, Tom Werner: “I am excited to see Naby Keita join the club this summer and I can only promise our supporters that we will continue to improve the squad.”— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) May 25, 2018
The £48m sum paid to RB Leipzig for Naby Keita (rising to £66m as a result of Liverpool qualifying for the Champions League) is a good start but Werner vowed that there is more to come.
“We have already announced the signing of Naby Keita. Obviously, there is a lot more work to do," said Werner. "We consider this to be a marker, but not the pinnacle.
Jürgen Klopp: "We had an agreement when we started working together - I’m responsible for the defeats, and the boys are responsible for the wins." pic.twitter.com/VvthlnRshg— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) May 25, 2018
“We cannot articulate adequately how extraordinary Jurgen has been for the club,” Werner added. “I remember I was at his first press conference and he said he was ‘the normal one’, but he is so extraordinary."
Klopp has a famously bad record in cup finals, losing three of his four at Borussia Dortmund and both finals at Liverpool. He will be hoping to put that right against Real Madrid in Kiev.