David Beckham worried about a Liverpool resurgence under Jurgen Klopp
Beckham speaks about Liverpool under Klopp and picks his contenders to win the title in the 2016/17 season.
Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has admitted that he is genuinely worried about a possible resurgence for Liverpool under the charismatic Jurgen Klopp. Since the arrival of the German coach at Anfield, there has been a noticeable change in atmosphere among the club and its supporters.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Beckham said: "It makes it unpredictable, but with Klopp going in at Liverpool, you could see the change.”
“And when he first went in, I started to think, ‘This could be worrying as a Man United fan to see Liverpool coming back to being up there again with the big teams'."
However, the iconic Englishman went on to imply that he feels Liverpool are not yet at the level required to challenge for the title in the upcoming season. He has tipped either Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea to be crowned champions at the conclusion of the season.
"Jose (Mourinho) going to United and (Antonio) Conte going to Chelsea and Pep (Guardiola) – who I love, I have been a big fan of his for so many years, both on the pitch and off the pitch, he does so much for a team. So it will be unpredictable, but I do think it will be one of those teams who will be champions at the end of the year." Beckham added.
“I am going to have to say United (will win the league). I will always be on that side of the fence.”
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Jurgen Klopp has made the Liverpool players play according to his own tactics and style of play, who have fully embraced it without hesitation. The effect that this has had on the team over the last season is there for all to see, with the ex-Dortmund coach leading his new team to two cup finals within his first 7 months at the club.
Unfortunately for Liverpool and those loyal to the club, they went on to lose both of those finals. The League Cup final ended 3-1 to Manchester City in a penalty shootout, while the club’s first European final in 9 years ended in a 3-1 loss to Sevilla, who lifted the Europa League cup for a record third consecutive time.
Regardless of the disappointing end to their 2015/16 season, it is clear that the Reds are in the ascendancy, and people are taking note of it. As Beckham and the Manchester United faithful worry about the apparently bright future of Liverpool under Klopp, those who have pledged allegiance to the Reds await the next few years with bated breath and hope in their hearts.