Hamann Tips Liverpool To Finish In Top 4 But Insists Klopp Needs Trophies
Didi Hamann has tipped Liverpool to finish in the top four once again this season but he’s warned Jurgen Klopp needs to start winning trophies soon.
Didi Hamann has tipped Liverpool to finish in the top four this season but he’s warned Jurgen Klopp needs to start winning trophies soon.
Hamann was a special guest with AskFans this week and he answered a number of questions about Liverpool before tipping them to finish in the top four this season.
The Merseysiders currently sit fourth in the table but with just three points separating them from sixth place they face a battle with the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea to qualify for the Champions League next season.
However, Hamann feels Liverpool have enough quality to secure a third or fourth placed finish but believes they still have to improve if they’re to catch the likes of Manchester City.
He told AskFans:
Liverpool will finish in the top four. Spurs have a few problems at the moment. Arsenal, you never know if they will get their consistency into the team and I don’t think they will catch the Manchester teams. They have a chance to catch Chelsea.
As for Arsenal, they are a dangerous side. They are capable of winning seven or eight on the bounce. When they are on form
they are good. The problem for them is that when they are bad, they are really bad!
But, I think Liverpool will finish third or fourth. They will qualify for the Champions League again.
Hamann spent seven years at Anfield and won a number of honours including 2 FA Cups, 2 League Cup, the UEFA Cup and he also helped Liverpool win the Champions League in 2005 so he certainly knows a thing or two about winning silverware.
However, the former German international claims that while Liverpool are as good as anybody in the league going forward, they have to improve in midfield and defence if they’re to become title contenders.
The 44-year-old feels the FA Cup is Liverpool’s best chance of breaking their trophy drought this season but insists Klopp needs to start winning trophies soon if he’s to be considered a real success at Anfield.
Going forward, on their day they are as anyone. In central midfield and defence, they are okay. This is the reason why they are only 4th in the table.
You have to win trophies though. If you are Liverpool you have to win trophies. This year, I think the FA Cup is probably the best chance.
Hopefully this year they can get the trophy monkey of their backs and kick on because I think they are making progress.
He [Klopp] came in two and a half years ago and he said ‘in the four years I’m here, I have to win trophies, if not
I probably won’t be here any more’ so he’s got a year left even though he extended his contract in the mean time!
He’s done well so far. It’s exciting to watch. What’s missing now is silverware, so that’s what he’s got to do now.
Only time will tell if Klopp manages to lift some silverware this season but I think like Hamann, many fans feel Liverpool need to improve at the back before they’ll be considered as a genuine threat to the likes of Man City.
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