Liverpool’s legendary former striker Robbie Fowler firmly believes that Jurgen Klopp is taking his club back to its rightful place among the best in Europe.
Fowler was being interviewed by Liverpoolfc.com ahead of The Reds’ Champions League tie with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich at Anfield next Tuesday night.
When asked if he feels that Liverpool can overcome FC Bayern to progress, Fowler said:
“When it comes to Liverpool, I’m always quietly confident.
“We are a great team, we’ve got great players and I’m not sitting here saying teams should be worrying about us because I think you’ve got to give them respect, but we’ll get the respect we deserve off them.”
Fowler also alluded to the fact that Bayern are going through something of a transitionary phase under Niko Kovac at the moment as they lie in second in the Bundesliga behind Klopp’s old club, Borussia Dortmund.
“You look and you analyse where they are this season, and I don’t mean this in a disrespectful way, but they’re probably not the Bayern of old in terms of getting unbelievably great results in their league. But there’s no denying that they’re still a great team, they’re still great players.
“As much as it’s an incredibly, incredibly tough game, I think the way we’re playing, we’re a match for anyone in football. We’ve proven that this year.”go
Fowler discussed the progress the club has made under Klopp in just over three years and ‘God’ feels that the leaps that Klopp’s squad has made in that time cannot be overstated.
“I don’t think anyone envisaged that we’d do as well as we did last year and the more the competition went, I think the more we grew and hopefully that’ll be the case again.
“I think we’ve proven to a lot of teams and a lot of people in European football that we can hold our own with the best teams in Europe, and obviously we’ve got aspirations to get to where we think we should be again.
“To be playing teams like Bayern, teams like Real Madrid in finals, that tells you the progress that we’ve made as a club over the last couple of years.
“I think it’s first class and we more than deserve to be where we are because of the way we’re playing.”
Liverpool face FC Bayern at Anfield on Tuesday night without the suspended Virgil van Dijk as they look to take us on another memorable Champions League journey this season.
Check out our predicted lineup for the Bayern Munich game here.
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