It seems now that former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp will search amongst Liverpool’s youth ranks to find the next Robert Lewandowski, as he hopes to unlock an era of Anfield success. The German manager who was responsible for dethroning Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga monopoly with his former club winning them back-to-back titles took more pride in helping turn the £3m Polish international into one of the world’s top strikers.
Once again his main aim will be the development of Liverpool’s youngsters, some of whom were already spotted by predecessor Brendan Rodgers. Watching his young guns beat Stoke, he said on Saturday, “The young guns are very interesting. When I manage a club each young player should smile because their chance is bigger than it ever was. The door is pretty wide open and I don’t care so much about experience. Of course experience is an important point, but not the most important for me.”
The striker who is currently with Bayern Munich has been linked with a move to joining the Reds in several Sunday newspapers.
Talking about him, Klopp added, “The biggest satisfaction you can get is when you take a player from Poland, from a small club, and watch him playing today. The difference between that player and the player he is today is unbelievable. I’m not self-confident enough to think I have had the only role in his development, but of course I did play a big part. We all know the best players of today. Tomorrow we don’t know, so we can work for this.”
Further, he added that he will take time to produce the results at the Merseyside and the fans should not expect immediate miracles. He concluded, “I am not Jesus,” he said. “If some people make me out to be like Jesus, then the next day they will say ‘OK, he’s not able to walk on water’. Then there is a problem. For so many years Liverpool fans have been waiting and I understand they lose patience, but it doesn’t work like that. We cannot change the whole world in one day.“