Liverpool have a fantastic chance of finishing in the top four under the management of Jurgen Klopp.
The 48-year-old German is expected to be officially confirmed as the new Liverpool manager imminently after the sacking of Brendan Rodgers.
He will take over a side languishing in 10th position after a shaky start to their Premier League season but with Klopp in charge, Liverpool will surely finish in the top four.
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Klopp took over a Dortmund side which had finished 13th the previous season before guiding them to sixth and fifth place finishes in the following two seasons.
The entertaining manager then did the unthinkable and led the club to consecutive league titles before taking them to the Champions League final at Wembley the following season. He transformed the club from mid table strugglers to title winners in just a few years.
He will relish the opportunity at Anfield. Other than the 2013/14 season, Liverpool have been the epitome of mediocre for years now. Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was spot on when he described Liverpool and Tottenham as sides that “Top four sides aren’t really worried about.”
They need someone to galvanise the club and Klopp is the man for the job.
Rodgers is a good manager, but it was clear that he and the team had come to a dead-end. They were just ticking along, picking up a few wins here and there but, in general, it had become a bit drab.
Even the atmosphere at Anfield had changed. The fans need rejuvenating. They need to see some energy from the team and Klopp can inject the whole club with that much-needed energy.
With Rodgers in charge, Liverpool looked very unlikely to challenge for a top four spot but with the appointment of Klopp it seems inevitable.
With both Manchester clubs and Arsenal showing inconsistency this season and Chelsea showing a consistency of being rubbish, it’s the perfect time for a new manager to lift Liverpool.
Despite their dodgy start, which has seen three wins, three draws and two defeats, Liverpool sit just three points off their target of fourth.
There’s no doubt Klopp will be eyeing up that top four and it’s hard to imagine him not achieving it. It will be interesting in January if he makes a move for a few of his former players.
The names of Marco Reus, Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan are sure to be floated around as the transfer window draws closer.
Liverpool’s season starts now and the appointment of Klopp can turn their season around and see them achieve their aim of a top four finish.
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