Thierry Henry expects Liverpool to challenge for Premier League title

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It's safe to say that Jamie Redknapp and Thierry Henry believe Jurgen Klopp could lead Liverpool to the 2016/17 Premier League title.

Klopp, who replaced Brendan Rodgers at the helm on Merseyside back in October, failed to really help the club climb the Premier League table, but he has already started to implement his philosophy. 

Indeed, the Reds could secure qualification to next year's Champions League competition if they overcame Spanish outfit Sevilla in the Europa League final on Wednesday night. 


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There should be no underestimating the Reds' progression in the competition - they eliminated the likes of Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal - and are now within touching distance of securing the prestigious honour. 

There's every chance, then, that German coach Klopp will secure his first trophy for the Merseyside outfit. 

2016/17 title charge

But will his side, who finished in eighth position in the Premier League table this term, really compete for the title in 2016/17 season?

Well, according to Redknapp and Henry, Liverpool are not that far away from challenging for the title. 

Indeed, as you can see in the video below, both pundits, speaking on Sky Sports' Premier League review, suggested that a couple of additions could help the club thrive next term. 

In fact, Henry insisted that the club will benefit from a full pre-season under the revered coach. 

Immediate focus 

For now, though, Klopp and co. will only be focusing on one thing: beating Sevilla on Wednesday night. 

After a remarkable Europa League campaign, there's no reason why the Reds won't be able to get over the line, but they won't be resting on their laurels in the pursuit of success. After all, Sevilla are on course to claim their third successive Europa League trophy. 

Ahead of the showdown, however, Klopp has insisted that his team shouldn't be concerned by the fact Sevilla are set to play in their third consecutive final. 

Speaking to the club's official website, the German coach stated: "When you are experienced, it doesn’t mean you have an advantage, it’s only one part of all the parts around the game and in the game you have to rule or solve.

"There’s no advantage for one team. If you won it last year, what does it mean? If you won it two years ago, what does it mean? Actually nothing, so it’s another game.

"We didn’t play them last year in the final, we didn’t play them two years ago in the final, so it’s the first time they play against us. So that’s our big advantage because we think we are quite different to all other teams in this moment. That’s what we’ll try to use."

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