Former Liverpool and France striker Djibril Cisse has backed Reds manager Jurgen Klopp to become a legend at the club following an intriguing spell for the side since his appointment in October 2015, according to a report in Live4Liverpool.
The Reds reached the League Cup and Europa League finals in the German’s opening season – coming runners-up in both competitions – but claimed an eighth place finish in the Premier League.
Now much-travelled Frenchman Djibril Cisse, who played for the club between 2004 and 2007, believes that the animated German, if given a full pre-season to implement his ideas and philosophy at the club, can make a drastic change to Liverpool’s fortunes.
He told Goal.com, “I think Liverpool needs someone like him [Klopp], somebody passionate who is used to managing clubs with huge reputations. He makes miracles. If you let him build his team and make a real preparation, I think it can go very well.
“He has what it takes [to lead Liverpool], he returns to the philosophy of the club. He can become a legend.”
The Anfield-based club have been linked with a multitude of players since the end of the season, with many expecting the German to conduct the brunt of his transfer activities from within the Bundesliga, given his intimate knowledge of the league. The club have already secured the signings of defender Joel Matip from Schalke and goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz.
Liverpool’s first game of their new campaign will be a pre-season friendly fixture on July 8th against National League side Tranmere Rovers on July 8th.