Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he is motivated by the desire to be the coach who can beat the finest team in the world ahead of Liverpool's match against Manchester City on Sunday.
The Reds travel to the Etihad Stadium behind the hosts by just one point at the top of the Premier League table, and with a win, they can take the lead in the title chase for the first time since 2015.
Klopp reaffirmed his conviction that Man City is the finest team in the world and Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world ahead of Sunday's match, saying that defeating them is his ultimate aim.
"What I say about City, I really mean. Pep is the best coach in the world - no problem with that - but I always wanted to be the coach of the team who can beat the best team in the world," he said.
"And actually I achieved that as well, somehow - and now we have to make sure Sunday is the day. There is a little bit of work to do but we have time and nothing else to do, so let’s give it a try," Klopp said.
"I don’t need to remind myself. I could not be happier - today even the weather is great. I woke up this morning and when I opened the laptop, I saw we were playing City in a very interesting game.
"In these moments I really appreciate my job. It is exactly what I want to do. Then you realise there is a job to do and that they [City] are a handful - but we are as well. That is what is constantly in my mind."