Emile Heskey says Klopp will need another year at Liverpool

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Liverpool are expected to be contenders under Klopp next season, but Heskey isn't sure.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Emile Heskey has told talkSPORT that it may take another year for Jurgen Klopp to truly transform Liverpool.

The German boss took charge of the Reds last October following Brendan Rodgers sacking.

He enjoyed a strong first campaign too, turning their fortunes around to lead them to both the Capital One Cup final and the Europa League final.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp looks on during the warm upLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp looks on during the warm up

There is great anticipation surrounding them ahead of next season as a result, with fans hoping to see them challenge given he will have a whole summer to whip the squad into shape.

Heskey though, believes that it may take one extra year before Klopp really makes his mark at the club.

"I think you'll see the best of him [Klopp] now," Heskey explained on talkSPORT.

"He's got a summer where he's able to pick the players he wants and he's got the players understanding how he wants to play. I think they'll go well, but he still needs probably one more season [to really make his mark]."

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Jon Flanagan after winning the penalty shootoutLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Jon Flanagan after winning the penalty shootout

It remains to be seen if Liverpool can be successful under Klopp next season, with the expectations very much on their shoulders.

A top four place and a return to the Champions League will be their main am, but that is likely to be difficult to achieve.

Manchester United will be keen to bounce back under Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to kick on too while the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City will not be keen to lose out either.

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