Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski firmly believes his former manager Jurgen Klopp will be a success as manager of Liverpool.
Lewandowski enjoyed four wonderful years under the 48-year-old at Borussia Dortmund between 2010 and 2014, winning two Bundesliga titles, a German Cup and reaching the 2013 Champions League Final.
The Pole, arguably the world’s most in-form striker this season, says he has total faith in Klopp doing well at Anfield.
“They will play really well and they will win. I can only wish him the best of luck. I know the team are not playing that well, but Kloppo definitely has an idea of what he wants to do. This is the optimal club for him – and league also!
“He’s a great guy, a great coach.”
Lewandowski added, “He knows that the Premier League and Bundesliga are not the same. He will do things differently and find a new approach than at BVB because it is a different league and he has new players.
“I heard that he put on a show at the press conference – this is Klopp. He has fun and is a great coach, a great guy. I can only wish him the best of luck.”
Lewandowski is one of a plethora of world-class former Klopp players to have been linked with a move to Liverpool recently, with Marco Reus and Mats Hummels also rumoured to be on the German’s radar.
As great as it would be to see a player of Lewandowski’s calibre representing the Reds, it is a pipe dream that will simply not be happening any time soon.
The 27-year-old is at one of Europe’s top three clubs, and is at the peak of his powers. Working with Klopp again would clearly be tempting, but there are many more factors to take into account.