Liverpool has been inspired by the success story of Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola with Klopp as manager, John Barnes has said.
Barnes recently said that Klopp is proof that all managers need time and money to exceed expectations while doing their job.
According to him, clubs will always be successful if they give their manager the right resources and a sufficient amount of time to build a team.
He added that he is not shocked that Liverpool and Manchester city have been the two most successful clubs in England over the last two years, because the managers in both those clubs are truly the men in charge.
His words, “This has always been the recipe for success. Sir Alex Ferguson was given time by Manchester United, he had the complete support and trust of the board, which is why he was able to build such a great side.
“Chelsea did the same with Jose Mourinho in his first spell and were richly rewarded with trophies.
“Clubs will be successful if they give their manager the right resources and a sufficient amount of time to build a team.
“The most important thing is that the players should know that the manager is the man in charge. Player power is now a big issue all over the world, where players are seen as more important than the managers.
“The clubs in which the players have been calling the shots have been inconsistent. A manager’s role is undermined when the players are made to seem more important.
“It comes as no surprise to me that Liverpool and Manchester city have been the two most successful clubs in England over the last two years, because the manager in both those clubs is truly the man in charge, the power doesn’t lie with the owners or the players.”
On Liverpool, “I think it’s not just about this season, the team cannot take their foot off the gas and rest on their laurels if they do manage to win the Premier League.
“A true marker of success is being able to win trophies for a sustained period of time. The team will enjoy the triumph, but then the focus should shift to the next season.
“Jurgen Klopp will hopefully drive the players to maintain such levels of performance in the years to come.
“I hope this is the start of another great era in the history of the club when the Reds can challenge for the domestic league title and Champions League title every season, as they did in the past.
“The league triumph will no doubt be fantastic for the club, but the success must not stop there.”