He'll get us back to the top: WWE star backs Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool glory

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WWE superstar Sheamus has tipped Jurgen Klopp to eventually lead Liverpool to Premier League glory.

Klopp has made an encouraging start to life on Merseyside with three draws and as many wins coming to an end with a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The reverse to Palace was the Reds’ first defeat in 12, but Klopp has generally re-energised a fanbase who had become disillusioned and apathetic in the dying embers of Brendan Rodgers’ reign last month.

The highlight of the German’s short spell on Merseyside so far came undoubtedly at Stamford Bridge on October 31 as the Reds came from behind to beat Chelsea 3-1, and the charismatic former Borussia Dortmund coach has been a breath of fresh air since his arrival in English football.

WWE star Sheamus is currently in the UK on a tour with the company, and the Ireland-born Liverpool fan believes that Klopp is the man to restore the Reds to the top of the English game.

The three-time former World Champion thinks that Klopp’s vision for the Reds will see them usurp Manchester United as the most successful team in England once again.

Sheamus told the Liverpool Echo: “I think he is a great manager for Liverpool and the team are playing with passion.

"I think he’s a perfect fit for Liverpool, I mean that’s what we need, a good manager with a good vision, good direction and somebody that can inspire all our players, I think we finally have that.

“It’s going to be hard because he’s joined them quarter way through the season, it’s going to take time to see who his best players are, and I feel like there’s a lot of parts of the team that need to be strengthened.

"I know he’s already looking towards the future, so as long as we stay in there with a chance for Europe (Europa Cup) I’ll be very happy!

“See the problem is, since we won the league in 1990, we see a new manager come in, change our play and say this could be our year but I feel Klopp more so than any of the other managers we’ve had since Dalglish (first run as manager) I feel like he will get us back to the top,

“I’m just the same as everyone else at the club or Kopite who wants to see us back at the top and bringing the Premier League back to Liverpool. That’s all I want, the Premier League, so we can bypass Manchester United again.”

Klopp's somewhat resurgent Reds face a daunting visit to Manchester City after the international break and they will be without Mamadou Sakho and Jordan Henderson for the trip to the Etihad.

Daniel Sturridge is also a doubt as he continues to work his way back to fitness from a knee injury, but vice-captain James Milner, who has sat out the international break, is likely to be back in action against his former club later this month.

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