Yagin Klopp has revealed that his desire to become the manager of the best team in the world pushed him ahead of Sunday's trip to Manchester City and Liverpool.
Liverpool have been without a home side since 2015, following a one-point lead at the Premier League summit to the Etihad Stadium to win the Champions League.
Ahead of Sunday's game, Clapp doubled his belief that Manchester City are the best team, that Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world and that his ultimate goal is to overcome them.
"What I really want to say about City is that Pep is the best coach in the world. It's not a problem, but I have always wanted to be the manager of a team that can beat the best team in the world."
"Actually, I'm successful in some way, and I have to make sure this is Sunday. There is little to do, but there is no time to do anything, so let's try," Klopp said.
"We know the difference is 14 points, but we do not care. We have to get more points until the end of the season. If we do not try, we will be disappointed.
"It can be frustrating not to win the league, but there are other things like trophies and the Champions League, so a lot of adaptation is needed for those who are in great need and urgency."
How does Clap look at the rivalry between Manchester City and Liverpool in the coming years?
"I am not free, I know," he added. "But when we're done our careers, we'll meet somewhere and sit together for hours and talk about the different things we saw in this game and that game.
"It's definitely interesting, but I think the club should feel the ride because it is so special. It is not easy to be happy, but it should be reminded often.
"I do not need to remind myself. I can not even enjoy the good weather today. I woke up this morning and turned on my laptop to find City playing a very interesting game.
"At the moment, I really appreciate it. What I want to do is exactly what I have to do, and you realize that there is only a handful of them [cities], but so are we."