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Robbie Savage apologises to Jurgen Klopp

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BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage has apologised to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for claiming that he was struggling to make an impact at Liverpool. 

Savage previously suggested that he was disappointed with Klopp since he arrived on Merseyside, but the Welshman has now backtracked on his comments. 

In fact, the ex-Birmingham City midfielder claims that Klopp's 'brave team selection' against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday made him reconsider his notion. 

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Savage has now written that he misjudged Klopp and has predicted that the club could thrive under his guidance next season. 

Writing in his column for the Mirror, Savage stated: "I was wrong about your impact at Liverpool.

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Savage apology 

"A few weeks ago, before the Capital One Cup final, I wrote in my Mirror column that I was a bit disappointed by new manager Klopp’s limited impact since taking over from Brendan Rodgers.

"But Klopp’s brave team selection, and Liverpool’s resolute performance, against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday has forced me to reconsider.

"That draw in Germany was not just a flash in the pan.

"It was the latest in a series of outstanding displays under Klopp, like the swaggering away win at Chelsea in his fifth game last October, the demolition of Manchester City at the Etihad three weeks later and knocking Manchester United out of Europe in March.

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"All Liverpool have got to do to take their development under Klopp to the next level is to deliver those performances on a more regular basis.

"I’m not scared to admit it when I get something wrong, and I was too quick to judge Klopp.

"Add another three or four top-quality players this summer and Liverpool will be a real force next season.

"They are building a new team, they are building a big new stand at Anfield – which will make the atmosphere even more incredible – and now you can see the manager’s personality as a tactician, motivator and leader affecting the team."

Exciting time 

Klopp, of course, will be well aware that there's still a great deal of work to be done on Merseyside - his side have failed to climb the table this season and will only claim a place in the Champions League if they win the Europa League - but there's no reason why he won't be able to produce the goods over a lengthy period. 

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As stated by Savage, three or four top class signings really could put Liverpool in contention for the top prizes next season. 

Liverpool fans: how many players should your club sign this summer? Have your say below! 

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