Savage suggests Klopp may have been better off waiting for Arsenal

Jurgen Klopp has been appointed the Liverpool manager.

Robbie Savage has responded to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool title talk by writing in the Mirror that the German would have been better off waiting for the Arsenal job.

The charismatic Klopp made quite a first impression during his first Liverpool press conference, telling reporters how Liverpool fans will enjoy coming to Anfield as he talked full-throttle football.

However, the biggest statement he made was one regarding the Premier League title – believing that he can deliver within four years while also immediately targeting a return to the Champions League (as reported by ESPN).

Savage, however, feels Klopp hasn’t taken into account the poor state of his new squad and feels he would have been better off waiting for the Arsenal job in his quest to win the title.

"If Klopp wanted to win the Premier League, he would have been better off waiting for a vacancy at Arsenal – although, admittedly, he might have been waiting years,” Savage wrote in The Mirror.

How big is the gap between Arsenal and Liverpool?

Savage’s comments suggest that while Arsenal aren’t too far away in terms of a title win, while Liverpool on the other hand have plenty of work ahead both on and off the pitch.

Recruitment certainly needs to better on Merseyside, and one can only wonder how much influence Brendan Rodgers had on signings and whether Klopp will be able to bring in his own players.

The Gunners have steadily built up an excellent squad full of attacking riches – so many that there is barely room for the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck.

Arsene Wenger is seemingly on the cusp of piecing it all together, although a failure to do so in recent years has ironically had a number of supporters calling for Klopp to succeed the Frenchman.

Will Klopp win the title with Liverpool before Wenger steps down as Arsenal boss? It’s an interesting question, but admittedly one which is unlikely to be answered for some time to come.

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