Simon Jordan has tipped Jurgen Klopp to guide Liverpool to their first-ever Premier League title this season.
The former Crystal Palace owner revealed that he believes that the past couple of seasons will have given Klopp an experience which he hasn’t had before, and will be a vital reason for their predicted success.
Jordan believes that the Reds’ progression and appearances in back-to-back Champions League finals will help their mentality and that missing out on the title by a single point last season will help not hinder them.
Speaking on talkSPORT on Sunday after the opening round of fixtures in the Premier League, Jordan said: “I think Liverpool will win this championship, I think the Champions League was a monkey off Jurgen Klopp’s back.”
“Liverpool will really take from last season the fact that they done this incredible league, get 97 points yet still didn’t manage to win the league, and I think they’ll kick on from it.”
“I think Liverpool will win the title.” ????
“Klopp has got past the stage where he’s the the bridesmaid & never a bride.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 11, 2019
In the past couple of seasons, Jordan is right, Liverpool have most likely felt every last emotion there is to feel within the world of football. Not many people probably expected Liverpool to reach the Champions League final the first time around, and despite defeat, they learnt from that setback and used it to fuel their passion and set them on the road to go again. That’s exactly what they did, and they came back last season and went on a rampaging run to the final and this time went one better, lifting their sixth Champions League. That was Klopp’s first trophy at Liverpool, and the Premier League took a similar path last season. Missing out by a single point on the final day is as close a feel as losing a final you could experience, and if the Reds can use that disappointment as they did in the Champions League, then they could be unstoppable this season. Liverpool know they will need to be near-perfect to dethrone Manchester City, but if anyone is capable, it is definitely Klopp’s men.