Liverpool FC: Jurgen Klopp has platform to finish season on a high
Klopp's side are a team in transition and under the German, the team has played some breathtaking football.
New Delhi: Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp couldn't have wished for a better situation and a start at Liverpool FC, as the Reds present themselves with a chance to get some silverware.
Klopp's side are a team in transition and under the German, the team has played some breathtaking football which was again noticed on Tuesday when they saw off a gritty Stoke City 6-5 on penalties. Liverpool are playing a good brand of football under Klopp and he has also ensured there is plenty of excitement around the side.
Klopp arrived at Liverpool with pedigree and experience and that seems to have inspired the players. A 5-4, drama-filled win at Carrow Road against Norwich City in the Premier League, was followed by this win at home. This is surely going to have a positive impact as the Reds have the chance to finish in top four in the EPL.
With a hand already on the League Cup title, Klopp's emotional expression in the sidelines will be a treat to watch at Wembley, where the finale will be held. Liverpool will face either Manchester City or Everton and the intensity of a big match battle is on the cards. These are situations Klopp will relish as the chance to beat a top team will be a fitting way to show their fight against rivals.
A trophy in the first season itself is a boost for any manager as there is a belief at Anfield that the club have found a defining person to lead them to success after years of ignominy.
Liverpool also find themselves alive in the FA Cup, where they will face West Ham United at home. Given West Ham's run, the tie promises to be another top draw battle.
Also there is the Europa League where Klopp will know he could get far and challenge for the honours as winning the trophy could give his side a direct qualification in the lucrative Champions League.
Klopp has found himself in a good situation right now and as the season progresses, he will be wary of all the possibilities. And with some luck, the season can turn out to be trophy-laden one.