Jürgen Klopp is aiming for his second Champions League title with Liverpool in the final against Real Madrid on Saturday. And after his third trophy this season. His recipe for success seems to be simple: always think positively.

Think positive: Before leaving for Paris, Jürgen Klopp gave an English journalist a brief introduction to his life philosophy. “They prepare press conferences very differently than I do,” said the Liverpool FC Germany coach after being asked about his team’s five deficits in the past six games. “I would never pick out anything negative in advance,” said Klopp.

Next record in sight: Klopp is thinking positively again, and that after the first really severe setback of the season. By one point and a few minutes he missed the title in the English championship in a long-distance duel with Manchester City on Sunday and thus also the chance for the historic quadruple. On Saturday in the Champions League final against Real Madrid (9 p.m.) he could still crown an outstanding season.

Will Klopp follow Sir Ferguson? “I couldn’t care less,” said the coach at the press conference before departure. But he really didn’t mean the Champions League title as such, but the next record that he could set with it. He would be the first Premier League coach after Sir Alex Ferguson to win the top flight for the second time. He is already the first alongside Ferguson to win a European Cup, the league title and both national cups with the same club.

Short, compact, clear