Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski believes his former boss Jurgen Klopp can win the Premier League title with Liverpool this season.
Liverpool have made a strong start to the season and currently sit in fourth place, two points behind leaders Manchester City.
And Lewandowski says Klopp can guide Liverpool to the title this season.
“Under Klopp I think they will be fighting for the title this season,” the Polish international told Goal.
“Pep and Manchester City will not make it easy for anybody to win the title, but Liverpool have a real chance.
“Without European football it can really help them with being fresh for games and with injuries and, even though Klopp is always smiling, he is ruthless enough to take advantage of that.”
Klopp had a big influence on Lewandowski during their time together at Borussia Dortmund, helping him to become one of the most feared strikers in the world with the 28-year-old full of praise for his former manager.
“I have watched some Liverpool games since the arrival of Klopp, and you can see that the players are enjoying playing for him,” he added.
“As a player you know that he totally has your back, he is like a father figure and, because you have that trust in him as a player, it makes you totally open to his methods and his ideas which, in the long term, you always see are for the benefit of your game and for the team.”
Liverpool’s next Premier League fixture comes falls on October 18 against Manchester United at Anfield.