Harry Kewell backing Liverpool for the title under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

The German has transformed the club since taking charge last year.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp after the matchLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp after the match

Former Liverpool star Harry Kewell has told the Liverpool Echo that he believes they can challenge for the title under Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp has been a big hit at Anfield since replacing Brendan Rodgers in October last year.

His first season was a successful one as he led them to both the Capital One cup final and the Europa League final.

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He was unable to taste success in either, but there is a growing sense at the club that the German can be the man to transform them back into a team that can challenge at the top end of the Premier League.

Kewell is one of those who is excited, saying he believes the Reds can become a force with Klopp in charge.

“I’m excited I won’t lie. I think the club can become a force again with him in charge,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

`”They have a top manager in place now and I think he believes he can bring success. The club craves the league title and I think with Jurgen Klopp in charge they can get there.”

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Unfortunately for Klopp, he faces a serious fight to turn Liverpool into title contenders in the near future.

The Premier League looks set to become even more competitive in future, with Guardiola and Mourinho looking to transform the fortunes of the Manchester United clubs.

Couple that with Conte at Chelsea, Wenger at Arsenal and Pochettino looking to continue his fine work with Tottenham, and Liverpool face a struggle to get into the top four never mind challenge for the title.

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