Liverpool legend Ian Rush says that he is left impressed by manager Jurgen Klopp in his first few months in charge of Liverpool.
The German recently joined Liverpool as his next club after having left Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Klopp has a fearsome reputation for getting gruesome work effort from his players. It helped Dortmund qualify for the Champions League final against archrivals Bayern Munich at a fraction of the budget. Even though they failed to win the title,Klopp’s achievements with Dortmund have been seen as one of the finest in German football over the last few decades.
He has a huge history to live up to at Liverpool. This history will provide added pressure on his shoulders.Klopp was not used to this kind of pressure at Dortmund, who have significantly less history than Liverpool. Rush is the all-time top goal scorer for Liverpool with almost 350 goals in two spells at the club. It looks highly unlikely that his record will be broken in the near future. He has a major say in the proceedings at the Merseyside club.Klopp will feel happy that he has received backing from a former player like Rush. Even though the league form has been inconsistent, Liverpool qualified for a League Cup final this season.
“I think he has done very well so far. But I think next season is when we will really start to see his work, when he has had a full pre-season with the players and another transfer window. I think then we will see Liverpool really kick on.There will be players he will want to move out and players he will want to bring in, and I think Liverpool will look to strengthen in every area of the squad.We are still in the Europa League, it is a difficult draw but I think the winners of that tie could go on and win it,” said Rush.