Karren Brady warns Liverpool fans over Jurgen Klopp expectations

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady believes it will take a while for Jurgen Klopp to take Liverpool back to the top.

Liverpool is a club surrounded by optimism after the appointment of new boss Jurgen Klopp.

The German's charisma and proven track record of success with Borussia Dortmund has fans hoping he can restore the club to their former glories, but how soon that could happen, is a matter of opinion.

Karren Brady is the vice-chairman of West Ham, and is sceptical over Klopp's chances of instant success.

She told The Sun that Klopp's only chance comes if Liverpool's first choice strike duo can combine for a fearsome partnership. 

She said: "Klopp comes at a high price but the Liverpool board want results compared with transfer expenditure — £300million or so under Brendan Rodgers.

"It will take Klopp several seasons to make Liverpool title contenders unless Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke hit it off as Sturridge did with Luis Suarez."

Sturridge and Benteke are however yet to play together for Liverpool so far. Both have been dealing with injuries, and when one has been fit, the other has not.

It would though, be typical of the misfortune Brendan Rodgers suffered with player fitness over the past year, that with Klopp at the helm, Benteke and Sturridge do go on to play a full season healthy, and combine to reach 20 goals each - when last season not a single Liverpool striker managed to crack double figures.

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