Liverpool legend John Arne Riise: 'Jurgen Klopp will win trophies'
The Reds hero of the famous 2005 Champions League final has hailed Liverpool's boss. He is certain the trophies will come soon. The Norwegian great has also made a bold claim that Liverpool could win the Champions League already this season.
"When you come to a club like Liverpool you are expected to win trophies and Klopp knows that but at the same time he needs to play the kind of football fans want to see. If the fans turn against you then you are in trouble, but the fans love Klopp. Every manager needs to win trophies at a big club - that is part of the job. He needs to win trophies to show they are progressing, which they have done this season.
"He will win trophies, I am sure of it. As soon as you start winning trophies there is no way back and he is just going to keep going and going. The style of play now is amazing and they are doing well in the Champions League. Hopefully next season they can get a better start in the Premier League so they can fight from the beginning."
“When we won it in 2005, we were far from the best team on paper, player by player, but we had a team. We were working hard for each other, we were compact, we had Rafa, who was a brilliant tactician who put us in the right place at the right time, the right game. People might have thought, ‘Why is he playing today?’ but he had a reason for it.
“Now, we have more players who can change a game - like Salah, Firmino, Mane – and we proved if we can play our best football we can beat anybody. The way we’ve played lately is absolutely brilliant and I can’t wait for the two legs against City.”
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