‘Klopp can lead Kop to league ti­tle’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

FREE from the ex­tra bur­den of Euro­pean foot­ball, Liver­pool have a strong chance to win the Premier League this sea­son un­der a “ruth­less” Jur­gen Klopp (car­i­ca­ture), ac­cord­ing to Bay­ern Mu­nich striker Robert Le­wandowski.

Liver­pool, who fin­ished eighth in the league stand­ings last sea­son, are fourth in the ta­ble this cam­paign, hav­ing beaten Arse­nal, Chelsea and cham­pi­ons Le­ices­ter City in their open­ing seven games.

“Un­der Klopp I think they (Liver­pool) will be fight­ing for the ti­tle this sea­son. Pep and Manch­ester City will not make it easy for any­body to win the ti­tle, but Liver­pool have a real chance,” Le­wandowski told Bri­tish me­dia.

“With­out Euro­pean foot­ball it can re- ally help them with be­ing fresh for games and with in­juries and, even though Klopp is al­ways smil­ing, he is ruth­less enough to take ad­van­tage of that.”

Poland in­ter­na­tional Le­wandowski felt the Mersey­side club were al­ready ben­e­fit­ing from Klopp, who twice led Borus­sia Dort­mund to the Bun­desliga ti­tle and also to the fi­nal of the Cham­pi­ons League.

“I have watched some Liver­pool games since the ar­rival of Klopp, and you can see that the play­ers are en­joy­ing playing for him. He is like a fa­ther fig­ure and, be­cause you have that trust in him as a player, it makes you to­tally open to his meth­ods and his ideas which, in the long term, you al­ways see are for the ben­e­fit of your game and for the team.” – Reuters

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