Jamie Redknapp: Liverpool have taken their punishment, I’d love them to win the title

The former Liverpool captain is hoping Jurgen Klopp can guide the Reds to their first Premier League title

Jamie Redknapp says he is hoping that Liverpool can win their first Premier League title in the 2016-17 campaign.

The Merseyside outfit have established themselves as Chelsea’s closest rivals in the title race after a 1-0 win against Manchester City at Anfield on New Year’s Eve.

However, Antonio Conte’s side haven’t faltered in recent months in the Premier League after a run of 13 successive top-flight victories to leave the Blues six points clear at the top.

Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League last term after Klopp took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers back in October 2015.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss signed seven players in the summer transfer window as Klopp looked to turn his squad into title contenders.

Discussing his hopes for 2017, ex-Liverpool captain Redknapp admitted that he is desperate to see the Merseyside club end their long wait to win the Premier League after 26 years of hurt.

“People are going to say it’s obvious that I would say this, but I’m looking at it from a romantic point of view and a football point of view: I would love to see Liverpool win the league,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“It’s been a long time, they’ve had their punishment. I think it would be a great story for all the neutrals to see Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool win it again.”

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Liverpool finished in second place in the Premier League table in 2009 and 2014.

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