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Juergen Klopp can guide Liverpool to Champions League glory

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has stayed true to the attacking philosophy that won him admirers in Germany and has assembled a squad capable of winning the Champions League, Germany's former World Cup-winning captain Lothar Matthaeus said.

Klopp led his former club Borussia Dortmund to Bundesliga titles in 2011 and in 2012, when they also won the German Cup for a domestic double, and he steered them to the 2013 Champions League final where they lost to arch-rivals Bayern Munich.

The 50-year-old took take charge of Liverpool in 2015, where he has bolstered his adventurous brand of soccer with a number of key signings including Premier League top-scorer Mohamed Salah of Egypt and fellow forward Sadio Mane of Senegal.

Liverpool are chasing second spot in the Premier League behind champions-elect Manchester City. They are in third place with 63 points from 31 games, two behind arch-rivals Manchester United who have a game in hand.

The Merseyside club have eased into the quarter-finals of Europe's elite club competition, however, where they take on Manchester City in the first leg at Anfield on April 4.

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