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Former Liverpool Attacker Backs Jürgen Klopp to Lead Turnaround

Harry Kewell is a big fan of the German manager.

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In less than a year at the helm, Jürgen Klopp has breathed a level of optimism into Liverpool that had been missing for much of the past six years. Players, coaches and just about everyone with access to the manager has raved about his style and unrelenting ambition.

In an interview with the Echo, former Reds attacker Harry Kewell added his name to the list of Klopp admirers. As someone who is aspiring to also be top flight manager some day, he spoke highly of Klopp's abilities.

"I think back to when I went [to Liverpool] in 2003 - everything was about ending that wait for a title. That was 13 years ago, and they're still waiting," he said."I think what Jurgen brings to the table in terms of that passion, desire and knowledge can make the difference."

"It's easy to say, but I think there are good times ahead."

Kewell, who struggled with injuries after coming to Liverpool from Leeds United, made 515 appearances in his playing career. So while he might not have the closest insight on the current team, he certainly knows a good manager when he sees one. Let's hope those good times follow.

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