Stuart Pearce has heaped praise on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Reds’ final day clash against Wolves at Anfield on Sunday.
A win for Liverpool against Wolves could potentially be enough to see the Reds secure the Premier League title, if Manchester City fail to beat Brighton at the Amex.
Pearce, who is a former manager of Liverpool’s title rivals Manchester City, was full of praise for how Klopp has managed to improve his side despite failing to win a trophy so far in his time at Anfield.
“I never thought I’d be talking about a manger, that if you go back to when he arrives if you’d have said he’d win nothing, but his stock would go up, I wouldn’t have believed that would have been possible in the modern game, but he is now on the cusp of winning the champions league and might win the title as well so it’s been incredible,” Pearce told talkSPORT’s match day live ahead of Liverpool’s game with Wolves [1:27pm].
Pearce is right to praise Klopp’s impact on Liverpool’s improvement in the last few seasons, and is also right to point out that despite not winning a trophy so far during his time in charge at Anfield his stock has gone up. That is because of the way in which he has gone about improving his side, with an attractive high energy attacking style of play that has entertained not just supporters of the Reds but also the neutral. Klopp has lost the finals of the Carabao Cup, Europa League and Champions League during his time in charge, but now has the opportunity to finally end the wait for a deserved trophy this season, with his side in with a chance winning the title and then competing in the Champions League final in Madrid. It is very rare that a manager would survive the amount of time Klopp has without winning a trophy at a club the size of Liverpool, but Klopp deserves to have been given the time to end the wait for a trophy given the amount he has improved his side since taking over.