Former Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage has suggested in The Mirror that Liverpool will not win the Premier League title under Jurgen Klopp.
Former Borussia Dortmund coach Klopp has been appointed the Liverpool manager on a three-year contract.
There is a buzz around Anfield and fans are brimming with optimism, but Savage has claimed that it will be far from easy for the Reds to regain their former glory.
“The German needs to sign at least four players with a ‘wow’ factor, and even with his dynamic personality and a promise of football at full throttle, will he be able to attract the biggest names to Merseyside, ahead of Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea?” the former Leicester City midfielder wrote in The Mirror.
“Unless Klopp can gazump the spending power of City, Chelsea, United and Arsenal, I fear Liverpool are nowhere near winning the title – much as I would love to see that happen,” added Savage.
“Not even Sir Alex Ferguson could take the squad Klopp is inheriting and turn them into champions…
“For the here-and-now, his best hope of a trophy is the FA Cup or the Capital One Cup – but Liverpool is a worldwide brand, and they need to aim higher than those competitions.”
Savage’s comments may seem harsh to Liverpool fans, but he is spot-on regarding the ambitions of Klopp and what he can achieve.
It will be very hard for the Merseyside outfit to break into the top four of the Premier League, especially with the players they currently have on their books.
Perhaps if Klopp is able to sign a couple of very good players in the January transfer window and get the best out of those he has at his disposal at the moment, then the Reds could challenge for a Champions League place.