Gary Neville questions Liverpool’s title aspirations under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is aiming to win the Premier League title within four seasons.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has questioned Liverpool’s ability to win the Premier League title despite the euphoria following Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as boss, The Telegraph reports.

Klopp’s arrival on Merseyside has been met with real positivity from those connected to the Anfield club.

The German’s first press conference was a big hit and he signalled his ambitions of winning the Premier League title within four years at his new club, as reported by ITV.

Neville, however, has taken a philosophical response to Klopp’s arrival, and writing in his blog for The Telegraph, the former defender questioned the Reds’ title aspirations.

“He has set himself a high standard, and there are things that will have to change. He will have to recruit incredibly well - and hope that Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal recruit less well. In other words he will have to defy all odds to win the league,” Neville wrote.

“Will he be able to sign a Lewandowski, Gotze or Gundogan, who has already been linked with Liverpool? To win a league Klopp will need to attract that level of player.

“To win the title will require one of the outstanding managerial performances of all time. Or the owners are going to have to throw the bank at it and give him the money to entice top-class players to Merseyside.”

Up against it

The challenge of winning the Premier League considering the competition is massive. Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United all have the resources to outspend Liverpool.

Moreover, the Reds’ current squad has plenty of weaknesses and some could argue that there aren’t many in there who would be classified as an elite level player.

Klopp will need to be shrewd in his recruitment, brilliant on the training pitch and above all ready for arguably the most competitive and mentally-draining league in the world.

Winning the Premier League from Liverpool’s current position can be done, although a number of factors must go in Klopp’s favour otherwise it becomes a near-impossible job.

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