The Dortmund coach is targeting second place in the league, and hopes to overtake Bayer in the near futureJurgen Klopp is keen to see his Borussia Dortmund side climb the Bundesliga quickly in the second half of the season, and says his first target is to overtake Bayer Leverkusen to claim second place.
Dortmund returned from the winter break with a 5-0 win at Werder Bremen, and sit third in the league, three points adrift of Leverkusen, who also won in their first match of 2013.
Whilst both could already be too far behind Bayern Munich to challenge for the title, Klopp is determined to catch Leverkusen, with the two sides set to meet in two weeks' time.
"There is no question that we want to catch Leverkusen," he told reporters.
"In two weeks we will see if we are closer to achieving that."
Before that match Leverkusen will face Nurnberg, and Klopp emphasised that neither Bayern or Leverkusen should distract from that match.
"Everything else is irrelevant," he added. "Next we have to play against Nuremberg, not Bayern."