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Transfer Rater: Alex Telles to Liverpool

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Liverpool job 'gets better and better' insists Jurgen Klopp

Defeated Capital One Cup final manager Jurgen Klopp insists that despite a topsy-turvy start to life at Anfield, he is very happy at Liverpool.

The Reds boss, who gets a chance to avenge their cup loss to Manchester City when the teams play again in the Premier League on Wednesday, says that the challenge of being at the helm of one of England's biggest clubs is a role he feel completely comfortable in.

"I am 100 percent excited about the challenge. It gets better and better, the more I see. Why? Because I know more. You can watch my story," Klopp said, according to the Mirror.

"I love the challenge. It's a hard way to go.

"I don't know what other names [Liverpool owners] FSG would have taken, but I think I am a really perfect solution. I like this."

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Multiple reports on Monday indicated that Klopp will have the biggest transfer fund of any Liverpool manager in history at his disposal this summer. The Reds' financial results revealed a record profit on Tuesday, while all Premier League clubs are set to be boosted by the huge new television deal which comes into effect next season.

Klopp insists, however, that it's not money, nor history, that will guarantee that Liverpool will be title challengers next season. What's more important is how his squad can handle the pressure of expectation.

"We can't be successful just because of the history of the club or the name of the manager or the names of the players," Klopp said.

"There are problems but we are in a good place to solve them. How long do we need for this? Time is very ­important.

"But nobody in England can win the league five or six years in a row, because the financial potential of all the teams is too big.

"To be a challenger is possible, though, you can be a part of it. That's what we have to be in the future. And to do that we have to make decisions.

"I feel absolutely perfect here. I know everyone here is working so hard. They just need a bit of help, and they need a hand to handle the pressure from the outside ... but I can handle that.

"If I had gone to another club, would it have been easier? They would have had other problems. Next season, Pep Guardiola will find that it's more rainy in Manchester than it is here or in Munich.

"Every day, it isn't easy. And you are big favourites -- so that's another problem."


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