Since winning the Champions League for the fifth time in 2005, Liverpool have struggled to qualify for the most prestigious competition in European football. Nonetheless, the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as the manager of the Reds raised the hopes of fans that they will not only qualify but be able to compete at that level.
Currently sitting in fourth place on the Premier League log and with nine matches more to be played, Liverpool’s chances of ending the season in the top four of the EPL Log seem realistic this term. The Reds defender Ragnar Klavan, who has been exuding great confidence, reckons that he wants to play in the Champions League with Liverpool.
Without any transfer fuse, Klavan made the switch to Liverpool from Augsburg in a £4.2 million deal last summer. He was brought in as a makeshift centre back but the 31-year-old Estonian has been stellar in all his cameos for the Reds. In the absence of Lovren, he has exceeded expectation.
Speaking to the Sun, Klavan made bare his mind on why he wants the club to qualify for the competition his readiness to lace his boot for the Anfield giants.
“As a player for this club, you want to play Champions League.
“For me as well, I want to be important for this club and whatever the role is going to be I’m always going to be there for this team.
“Whenever it’s needed, I’m going to be there and this is how it is.
“When the manager says you play, then you play. When he says you don’t play, then you wait for your chance.
“You work hard on the training pitch, and you’re going to get your chance when you do things right.”
Klavan has starred in 16 games for Liverpool in the Premier League this term and he will be hoping to feature for the club when they host Everton in a Merseyside derby after the interlull.