Gerrard expects top stars to arrive at Anfield

Gerrard, who never won the Premier League title during his long tenure with Liverpool, suited up for Wednesday's friendly against Sydney FC, and he came away with high praise after playing under Klopp for the first time.

"I was looking around and it was a unusual feeling out there", he said.

"It's how he makes you feel".

Champions League nights are expected to return to Anfield next season if the Reds manage to come out unscathed from the playoff round and get to the group stage.

"To have Champions League football back is very important for this club". We now have to find a way of competing on up to four fronts, but Klopp will be more than aware from his days at Borussia Dortmund that Liverpool will need to strengthen, both in terms in quantity and quality, this summer. "Now we have to seize the moment", the ex-midfielder stated. It can't be like that.

Ozil was last year's victor, but he has not been recognised in the top three this season, having received criticism from many observers for his inconsistent form, prompting manager Arsene Wenger to defend him.

That was until the team finally clicked and put together the one move that lifted the tension and anxiety, with Giorgino Wijnaldum's excellent strike right on the stroke of half-time after good work from Nathaniel Clyne and Roberto Firmino providing the breakthrough that we so desperately needed.

"If I'm a top player around Europe and Jürgen picks the phone up and I get offered the chance to play for this club, which is moving forward in every single department and has a world-class manager leading it, I'd be jumping at that opportunity", Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo. I said "yes" because I would like to think if he wasn't going to be there and he knew about it, he would have said so people could give him a proper goodbye.

Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold believes that it is exciting for the club to be back in the Champions League as it is where they belong.

"For me, it's such an exciting project".

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