Jurgen Klopp has asked Liverpool fans to believe in their team in order to “achieve great things” over the next few years.
Liverpool posted a tweet on Thursday afternoon, with the following message from their new manager: “I ask that you believe in this team and believe that together we can achieve great things.”
Klopp’s message went out just hours before his first home match in charge of the Reds, against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League group stages.
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Klopp recorded a satisfactory point from his first game as Liverpool manager - against Tottenham at White Hart Lane last weekend - but will be desperate to get off to a winning start in front of the club’s passionate home supporters.
Victory over Rubin Kazan would also set Liverpool up nicely for their next Premier League fixture against Southampton on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool fans react on Twitter
Liverpool fans are still riding the crest of a wave after Klopp was named as Brendan Rodgers’ successor earlier this month.
And here’s how they have reacted to Klopp’s latest message.
And then there was this guy...
Klopp needs to deliver result ASAP
The feel-good factor has returned to Anfield since Klopp’s arrival, but that will soon begin to fade unless the eye-catching performances and results follow.
Klopp’s primary objective is ensuring Liverpool are in the mix to secure a top-four finish come the end of the season - an aim that certainly isn’t unrealistic.
That’s not to say it’ll be easy - Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea will all provide stiff competition - but there is unquestionably big pressure and expectation weighted down heavily on their new manager’s shoulders.
The question is: will he be capable of delivering?
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