Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea stars jealous Liverpool have Klopp, says McManaman

The German has been a big hit since his arrival at the club.

Steve McManaman claims that former players from the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea have admitted they are jealous Liverpool secured Jurgen Klopp, in comments made to the Independent.

The German has been a big hit at Anfield since arriving at the club in October following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers.

He has already led them to the Capital One cup final, while his side are set to take on Villareal in the Europa League semi-finals this week.

Many are predicting a bright future for the club under his leadership, and McManaman claims that former players from other Premier League clubs have admitted they wish their sides had secured his signature.

“I think he’s been very good,” he told the Independent. “When I speak to the likes of Paul Scholes or Owen Hargreaves - they really like him and when I’ve bumped into other ex players from, for example, Arsenal or Chelsea, they say: ‘God, I wish we got him’.

“The main thing is on the pitch and he seems to have Liverpool moving in a good direction. It’s positive moving forward and you just hope the board will give him the finances to take the team further next year.”

With a bright future predicted for the Reds under Klopp, it will now be intriguing to see what work he undertakes in the summer transfer window.

His current squad was deemed not good enough when he arrived but several, such as the likes of Dejan Lovren and Roberto Firmino, have shone under the German's leadership. 

There is no denying he will be keen to mould the squad to better suit his needs and whether can do so will likely be key to their hopes next season and beyond, with the defence surely chief in his thoughts. 

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