LIVERPOOL LEGEND: KLOPP CAN BRING GLORY
Robbie Fowler on why the Reds’ German boss is a born winner
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler believes charismatic Reds boss Jurgen Klopp could be the man to bring the glory days back to the Merseyside club.
Liverpool have won five straight games under the German and are being tipped to contend for the Premier League title this season.
Having shown steel to come back from a goal down against Swansea and continue their impressive start, Fowler believes they could challenge for a first title since 1990.
“We have had a really good start to this year and hopefully this will be the case for the rest of the season, then we have a real good chance at competing for the title,” said Fowler, who was speaking at the opening of the official Liverpool FC store in Abu Dhabi.
“I love how he manages the team, the way he embraces the players. They have certainly embraced him.
“The way he celebrates with them after every game makes the players work that little bit harder for him.
“The team loves playing for him. If you have a manager who works better with the team, encourages them and cheers them on like Klopp does, then the team will put in extra effort, like Liverpool players are doing for Klopp now.”
Klopp enjoyed plenty of success before moving to Anfield, winning two league titles and reaching a Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund.
And Fowler believes the 48-year-old’s winning mentality will help attract more players and bring success to Liverpool. “Klopp is a winner, he is the man who could lead Liverpool back to glory,” said the ex-Reds hitman. “He is an excellent manager and his track record speaks volumes for that. With his management style and the way he wants Liverpool to play, I am confident he will bring a good time to the club. “He can also excite players and players want to play for him. The combination of a great football club and a great manager makes the players decision to move easier.” However, Fowler knows just how difficult it is to win a league title. Having been part of an exciting Liverpool team in the late 1990s, the striker known as ‘God’ on Merseyside was unable to win a Premier League trophy.
And with the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Antonia Conte in the league, Fowler knows that competition this year will be intense. “City, United, Chelsea are all very good teams and with the new managers we can expect them all to be a lot stronger than they were last season,” he added.
“Competition for the top is very fierce but Leicester proved last year that if you are an organised team with good players, anything can happen within a season.
“Hopefully, it will be the same this year. We are playing some exciting football and the fans are absolutely loving it.
“Top four is always priority but the main aim is to finish as high up the table as possible.”