Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has heaped praise on Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool team, tipping the Reds to achieve title glory – while suggesting the side are even better this year.
The agony of Liverpool’s unsuccessful 97-point haul in the 2018/19 Premier League was somewhat tempered by their Champions League victory at the start of June, and the Anfield outfit have only dropped points in one league game since.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Eriksson believes this is Liverpool’s year – and commended Klopp and his team for their improved maturity this time around.
He said (via Liverpool Echo): “Klopp is doing excellent. They’re playing very good football, there’s a good spirit and they always come back even if they are down.
“I am quite sure that this is the year that Liverpool will win the Premier League and it’s about time.
“They played very well last season. Of course, they won the Champions League but they seem to be even more mature and they believe in what they’re doing.”
No-one will congratulate Eriksson should Liverpool’s title challenge come to fruition with them so far ahead at this point.
Though the Swede’s suggestion that they have improved since last year is perhaps one worth making.
While it may seem obvious given their results this season, the notion that a team that reached 97 points last year have improved is an ominous sign to their title rivals.
That improved maturity that Eriksson speaks of is likely what has been down to not only their results, but the nature of them – with Liverpool coming from behind to gain points in three of their last four Premier League games.
And having continued a remarkable consistency under Klopp, it seems that their Champions League triumph has spurred them on towards greater things – a point evidently made looking at the Premier League table.
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