Speaking in LFCTV’s latest episode of ‘What LFC Means To Me’, Luis Suarez praised Jürgen Klopp and said that his former club belongs in the Champions League.
Liverpool have been absent from Europe’s elite competition since 2014 and have the opportunity to rejoin the big boys for the 2017/18 season after finishing fourth in the Premier League last season.
While Suarez never played in the Champions League with Liverpool, he firmly believes that his former club belongs in the tournament.
“Liverpool always have to compete in the Champions League, ” Suarez said in an interview with LFCTV.*
“I think the new manager Klopp, needed a bit of time, because he came in during the previous season, but he’s had a fantastic [first full] campaign.
“I think that things will go even better next season because he’s a quality coach and he has a lot of players who can make the difference.
“Absolutely, Liverpool is a club that should always be involved in the Champions League.”
After beating Arsenal to a fourth place finish in the Premier League last season, Klopp’s Liverpool side only need an aggregate win in their two-legged qualifier next month.
Failing to win their qualifier, as unthinkable as it may be, would mean last season was almost pointless save the individual and collective progress made on player development.
Mohamed Salah has already signed for Liverpool from AS Roma for £36.9m and represents an increase in quality for the Reds.
Klopp is looking to bring in more players before the window shuts with Naby Keïta and Virgil van Dijk the club’s targets. The latter of the two is reportedly ready to push for a move this summer while Keïta is, so far, unprepared to rock the boat at RB Leipzig.
It remains to be seen if Liverpool can sign their top targets this summer but with just nine days of the window having passed, there is no reason to stress just yet.