Liverpool FC 11/4 for a top-four finish following announcement that Jurgen Klopp would become next manager at the club
Liverpool have their first ever German manager, with Jurgen Klopp arriving in the city on Thursday night to become the permanent replacement to Brendan Rodgers just days after the latter presided over a Merseyside derby.
Klopp was heavily punted to become the latest man to resurrect Liverpool’s fortunes and will now attempt to build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title in the same way that the team did during the 2013/14 season.
Paddy Power offer 66/1 about a Liverpool title success this season, with the Reds six points off top spot following that 1-1 draw with Everton, although the return of Daniel Sturridge from injury is a big plus. That is especially if he can forge a meaningful relationship with Christian Benteke.
Klopp famously won the Bundesliga title twice with Borussia Dortmund and will now look to bank Champions League football for the Merseyside club this season, with betfair going 11/4 that Liverpool claim a top four spot this term.
They sit just three points behind fourth-placed Crystal Palace at the moment, with Chelsea’s current capitulation potentially opening up the league table, while Manchester United also remain a rebuilding act under Louis van Gaal.
Scoring goals has been a problem for Liverpool this term, with only eight managed in eight games and three of these were scored against Aston Villa.
The Reds have also drawn successive matches in the Europa League and perhaps Klopp will embrace this competition and bet365 go 16/1 that Liverpool win this competition which would go down very nicely as starters for this likeable German coach.