Robbie Fowler has discussed the immense impact of manager Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, as his team are the frontrunners in the Premier League title race.
The Merseyside giants have 11 wins and one draw from their opening 12 Premier League games, which means they are running away with it at the top of the table.
Leicester City and Chelsea are the closest to them sat eight points behind, while fourth-placed Manchester City are nine point adrift.
Klopp’s team did win the Champions League last season, but ultimately ended up a point short to Premier League holders Manchester City and want to go one better now.
The Reds are once again starting to look like a force in English football and there is no doubt that the German boss has played a pivotal role.
Since joining in 2015, he’s managed to build one of the best teams in Europe that are defensively resilient and breathtaking at times in attack.
Liverpool legend Fowler has raved about Klopp and believes he’s a perfect match with the club’s identity.
“For the generation of fans who have never seen Liverpool win the title, there is a sense that Jurgen is giving the club its pride back,” Fowler told the Mirror
“He knows what he is doing. He understands the touchstone for success is straight from Bill Shankly’s philosophy: He wants to make the people happy.
“That means playing the right way – whether it’s called rock and roll football, heavy metal football or whatever – with a work ethic that gives his team a realistic chance of winning. He recognises that success on the pitch has to be earned and is not a God-given right.”
There is no doubt that Klopp understands the magnitude of football in Liverpool and he’s a dream candidate for the manager’s position at Anfield.
It’s no surprise that he’s adored by the Reds supporters and he already seems a club icon after European success, but a first Premier League crown would cement his legacy.
His team are in such a strong position to win a first top-flight since 1990, but the second they take their eye off the ball teams behind them could pounce.
Liverpool face Crystal Palace and Brighton in their next two league games, which should be a brilliant opportunity to rack up another six points.