Luis Suarez makes bold claim about Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp

Luis Suarez delivers his verdict on Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side

Luis Suarez believes Jurgen Klopp will be confident of guiding Liverpool to a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

The Liverpool manager is preparing for his first full Premier League campaign after Klopp took over the reins at Anfield in October.

The 18-time English champions finished in a lowly eighth place last season, failing to secure a spot in Europe for the upcoming campaign.

Liverpool lost two cup finals, too, after a defeat by Manchester City on penalties in the League Cup showpiece before a 3-1 defeat by Sevilla in the Europa League final.

And Suarez, who moved to La Liga giants Barcelona from Liverpool in a £75m deal in 2014, issued his endorsement of Klopp and his Reds squad ahead of the 2016/17 season.

“The last few months, everybody saw a really good performance from Liverpool,” Suarez told Liverpool’s website.

“They had a chance to win the Europa League and in the Premier League they played really well.

“Now it’s a new season, I think the manager [will] have confidence they can finish in the top four.”

Liverpool will start their Premier League season with an away clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on 14 August.

The Reds have signed seven players in the summer transfer window so far.

Klopp has added Loris Karius, Sadio Mane, Ragnar Klavan, Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Manninger, Marko Grujic and Joel Matip.

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