“My career for sure so far was not unlucky,” Klopp told the press. “I must be the world record holder for winning semi-finals, but if I wrote a book about it probably no-one would buy it!
“Between 2012 and 2017, I reached every final with my team. I don’t feel like a loser. If I did, I would have a problem.
“In these types of matches, there are times when you are lucky and times when you don’t have it, but that is something you can’t change.
“If I was the reason for losing six finals in a row, then everyone should worry.
“If not, we have a chance. Last year [we lost because of] three strange goals, apart from that it was a good game.
“But we go in a situation where we learn – not from last season’s final as there were three strange goals – a lot from our time together.”
Looking at the two teams and whether either has a better chance because of the way they qualified, Klopp was unequivocal.
“If I thought Tottenham had an advantage I would be mad,” he said. “We don’t think about it.
“It’s about working for an advantage tomorrow. People will say we’re favourites but we won both [Premier League] games 2-1 – the second one with a strange goal.
“Both teams have grown step-by-step. I respect Mauricio Pochettino a lot for his work at Tottenham. We have grown in parallel.”