Liverpool: Klopp - October's appointment 'feels like 4 years ago'

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports that his October unveiling as club manager in succession to Brendan Rodgers 'feels like 4 years ago'.

He spoke of his view that Liverpool are 'in a special situation', and that he and the club had already enjoyed 'a few good moments together'

Klopp recognised, however, that there are big challenges ahead, and skillfully dealt with the question about whether his players were 'world class'. He also suggested it was too early - 11 weeks - to really know where he needed to beef up the side.

The Liverpool manager, who described himself as a 'very optimistic guy', said that he thought that several of his players had the skills to be become world class players, but that the club would need to work with them to fulfill their potential.

Klopp pointed to the fact that Philippe Coutinho is developing into a class player, but wasn't a regular starter at Inter Milan. The same with James Milner at Manchester City. He also spoke of Christian Benteke, one of the best forwards in the Premier League, who hadn't previously played in a top team, and Adam Lallana, a great player who had no experience playing at the highest level in club football.

Liverpool are currently in 9th position in the Premier League, but just 5 points off the top four. The club takes on first place Leicester City at Anfield tomorrow, followed by an away game at Sunderland on Wednesday.

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