Antonio Conte: What I really think about Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp
Antonio Conte is expecting big things from Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp next season
Antonio Conte says he is sure that Liverpool will challenge for the Premier League title next season under Jurgen Klopp.
The German coach is currently gearing up for his first full season in charge at Stamford Bridge after his appointment as Brendan Rodgers’ permanent successor back in October.
Klopp has moved quickly to bolster his squad in the summer transfer window, bringing in seven new players as he gears up for the 2016-17 campaign at Anfield.
Conte is preparing for his first taste of Premier League management following the Italian’s appointment as Chelsea’s new permanent manager earlier this year.
And the Italian coach says he is expecting big things from Klopp and the Merseyside outfit this season.
Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday night, Conte said: “Liverpool is one of seven or eight teams that can fight to win the title.
“They have a good manager, they play good football with high intensity and good organisation.
“Jurgen Klopp worked already for six months with this team and I think it’s very important for Liverpool to understand the ideas of Klopp.”
Chelsea are looking to bounce back from a disastrous season last term as they ended up 10th in the table.
Liverpool, meanwhile, finished in eighth place as both sides missed out on qualification for European football.