Gary Monk, Swansea manager has said should Klopp intend to mount a title challenge with Liverpool, he’s going to need time.
Klopp has given the supporters at Liverpool hope, ever since joining the club and replacing Brendan Rodgers, with wins against Chelsea and City sparking talk of a title challenge.
Monk, however feels it is still too early to expect Klopp to mount a challenge so early in his arrival at the club.
“They will need time to get to the point of being title contenders – whether it be this season or in coming seasons,” Monk told reporters ahead of Sunday’s match.
“Whenever Liverpool appoint a manager, the expectation is for them to be title challengers.
“That is the way the club perceives itself. Whether that is this season or next season, that remains to be seen.
“Liverpool have not been genuine title contenders for a while, but the expectation will always be there because of the type of club it is.”
Klopp has lost just once in nine game since joining the Reds but Monk is hopeful of a strong Swansea display.
“He (Klopp) speaks exceptionally well and the team are in a good run of form. But this week has been about us and concentrating the players on what we do best and improving in all areas,” the English manager added.
“For us, it’s about getting that performance. That’s the biggest part. When you’re in these periods you need a complete performance that gives you that belief to get through it.
“We know they ‘re capable of it and it’s just getting that one result, that one performance.
“Footballers are very strange creatures sometimes as they can relieve a whole cloud, even though the cloud might be elsewhere.
“In their minds it relieves it and they go again.”