"I'm not at all interested in the Champions League," Klopp told Bild.
"As things stand right now, I would have no problem just staying up and then being able to train a lot next season.
"If there are any of my players who would rather move somewhere else just because they will play one year without the Champions League, then clearly I've judged them completely wrong.
"We've got 17 games and we will do it. That's a hell of a lot.
"We've now been able to work on so many things that we had no time to go over even once in the summer.
"We weren't able to work tactically one single time because the lads first had to get into decent shape." [source]
I wonder if he'd change his tune if Dortmund win the Champions League this season which would automatically qualify them for next season's Champions League.