Harry Kewell: What I really think about new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
Harry Kewell is very excited about Jurgen Klopp's second season in charge at Liverpool...
Harry Kewell has admitted his excitement about Liverpool’s future under new manager Jurgen Klopp.
The German coach is currently preparing for his first full season in charge at Anfield after being appointed as the club’s new manager back in October following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers.
Liverpool finished eighth in the Premier League last season as they missed out on a place in Europe for next term.
However, there is a clear sense of optimism around Anfield following Klopp’s appointment as the new Premier League season draws ever nearer.
And former Liverpool striker Kewell admits that he his very upbeat about his former employers’ chances in the forthcoming season.
Speaking in an interview with the Liverpool Echo, Kewell said: “I’m excited, I won’t lie. I think the club can become a force again with him in charge.
“I think this is a hugely important time for the club. They have a top manager in place now, and I think that he believes he can bring success.
“I think back to when I went there in 2003 – everything was about ending that wait for a title. That was 13 years ago, and they’re still waiting.
“It’s the biggest club in Britain, and you can sense just how much it craves that league title. Everyone wants it, and I think with Jurgen Klopp in charge they can get there.
“I enjoyed Brendan Rodgers’ team a couple of years ago, but I think what Jurgen brings to the table in terms of that passion, desire and knowledge can make the difference.
“It’s easy to say, but I think there are good times ahead. I have a lot of Liverpool-supporting friends, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen them this excited about a new season.”
Liverpool are preparing to kick off their Premier League campaign with a tricky trip to north London to take on Arsenal on 14 August.
The Gunners finished second in the Premier League table last season.