Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has insisted that he is not worried after the club missed out on Capital One Cup triumph, writing in The New Day, as quoted by The Mirror, that Jurgen Klopp is building something special at Anfield.
The Reds lost 3-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday as the former Borussia Dortmund manager missed out on winning silverware at the very first opportunity since taking over from Brendan Rodgers last year.
Klopp's side missed good chances to find the net in the game, but although he admits that goals appear to be a problem for the Merseyside club, Fowler predicted a bright future for the club under the German's stewardship.
The 40-year-old, who scored 183 goals across two spells with Liverpool, wrote in The New Day, as quoted by The Mirror: "Losing on penalties after such a gallant performance was a rough way to go down in a final that would have been a huge boost for the club had they won. Even getting to Wembley was an achievement in itself.
"Goals are a problem, but exciting times are ahead with the often magical Philippe Coutinho and injury-ravaged Daniel Sturridge stringing some games together.
"This isn’t Klopp’s team as such but he’s brought his style and a winning attitude that is infectious. I genuinely believe the German is building something special. He’s a proven winner, and impresses me in every department. You hang on his every word. His record screams success. He is the right man for the job."
Despite defeat on Sunday, Liverpool are still in the hunt for a trophy in the final months of the season, with their Europa League campaign still running after a 1-0 aggregate victory over Augsburg in the last 32.
They face a first-ever European meeting with Manchester United in the last 16 in what is sure to be an emotional and fiery tie across two legs next month.
United are also the team that Klopp will have in his sights in the Premier League, with Liverpool in eighth and six points off their rivals in the hunt for a guaranteed Europa League spot, albeit with a game in hand over Louis van Gaal's side.