Mats Hummels is “convinced” former boss Jurgen Klopp will deliver the Premier League title to Liverpool.
The defender worked under Klopp for the entirety of the German coach’s reign at Borussia Dortmund, where the pair won two Bundesliga titles.
Klopp quit Dortmund at the end of last season following seven seasons in charge, before joining Liverpool to replace Brendan Rodgers earlier this month.
Hummels believes Liverpool made an astute appointment and the 26-year-old has backed Klopp to end the Reds’ 25-year title drought.
He said: “I am convinced Klopp can win the league at Liverpool.
“He has shown he doesn’t need the biggest transfer budget or the biggest names to win the biggest trophies.
“He is a winner, I know him. His long term goal won’t just be to qualify for the Champions League, and settle for that. It will be to challenge Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal for the title, and he is absolutely capable of doing that.”