Premier League finale: The challengers

Football: Liverpool look built to last

With charismatic Klopp, a youthful squad and financial clout, Reds will be City's main rivals

Manager Jurgen Klopp has re-established them as continental superpowers but Liverpool still have not won the league title since Margaret Thatcher was the United Kingdom's prime minister.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has re-established them as continental superpowers but Liverpool still have not won the league title since Margaret Thatcher was the United Kingdom's prime minister.PHOTO: AFP

Liverpool were due to face one of the continental aristocrats, another five-time European Cup winner. Jurgen Klopp was asked if they would rather win the Champions League or the Premier League.

"For Liverpool fans, it is very clear," he replied.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline 'Liverpool look built to last'. Subscribe