Owen says Jurgen Klopp will go down as an absolute legend of Liverpool

Former Liverpool star Michael Owen believes manager Jurgen Klopp will go down as a legend of the club after guiding them to their maiden Premier League title. The Reds were comfortably the best team over the course of the season and they were able to secure the English crown with seven more games left in the campaign.

As a result, they became the quickest-ever champions in English history and Owen is delighted for Klopp, who has transformed the club over the past five years.

He told on Star Sports: “Jurgen Klopp needs the biggest pat on the back because Brendan Rodgers got close, he had a great team but this team now is I mean he will go down as an absolute legend of Liverpool football for what he has done already and the sky's the limit for this team can do in the future. It’s just an unbelievable moment. Klopp has taken it to a whole new level.”

The Merseyside giants now have the opportunity to surpass the 100-point mark set by the Cityzens which is currently a Premier League record. The Reds need another 15 points from the next seven games to surpass the feat and it remains to be seen whether they can maintain the concentration after getting their hands on the league title after a 30-year wait.

Meanwhile, the Reds fans will be hoping that the club can defend their title with success next term but the challenge won’t be easy. Manchester City will definitely come back stronger after surrendering the Premier League trophy after two seasons while Chelsea could be in the reckoning, having made a few top-class signings already. The Blues have been making the headlines with the purchase of high-profile attackers. They have already landed the signatures of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.