John Hartson questions what Klopp has to achieve at Liverpool

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Former Arsenal, West Ham and Celtic forward Hartson has questioned Jurgen Klopp’s main aim at Liverpool.

Speaking to talkSPORT (aired at 07:13), John Hartson has questioned how Jurgen Klopp can be considered a success at Liverpool, considering Brendan Rodgers finished second in the Premier League in 2013/14.

Hartson said: “What is the remit for this season; will it be top four? Does Klopp have to win the league, as Brendan finished second?”

Klopp is unlikely to have been given the task of winning the league this season, as he has arrived at the club to rebuild them into a force.

However, it is hard to judge just how Klopp can be considered a success in the future, considering many believe Rodgers was a failure at Anfield - despite the fact that the Reds came within a Steven Gerrard slip of winning the league.

So, does Klopp have to win the league to be considered a success?

He certainly faces a tough challenge if he is to achieve that aim, as despite all his genius, Liverpool do not possess the financial means to compete at the top end of the Premier League.

They may push the likes of Manchester City or Chelsea close for success, but then City and Chelsea can go out and spend as much money as they want to buy a stronger team.

Klopp is a fantastic appointment for Liverpool, and a man who could revitalise their position in English football, but the aim of winning the league should not be considered the benchmark for success at Anfield.

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