By Jack Malone

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is the latest big name to back Liverpool to challenge for the Premier League title this season.

The Polish striker believes manager Jurgen Klopp, with whom he worked when the pair were at Borussia Dortmund, has the tools necessary to take his current side all the way.

Lewandowski, who has already bagged nine goals for Bayern Munich this campaign, described the enigmatic coach as a “father figure” and stated that he thought the Reds had a “real chance”.

“Under Klopp I think they will be fighting for the title this season,” the hotshot forward told Goal.

“Pep and Manchester City will not make it easy for anybody to win the title, but Liverpool have a real chance.

“Without European football it can really help them with being fresh for games and with injuries and, even though Klopp is always smiling, he is ruthless enough to take advantage of that.

“I have watched some Liverpool games since the arrival of Klopp, and you can see that the players are enjoying playing for him.”

Liverpool currently sit fourth in the league and are on a four-match winning streak which has included impressive victories over Leicester City and Chelsea.

The Reds’ attack has been lauded so far in 2016-17, with the likes of Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho putting in star performances for the Merseyside outfit.

However, Klopp’s men are yet to keep a clean sheet this season and it feels like the team’s defence is an area that the German coach can work on.

The Anfield fans are excited about the campaign ahead and will be hoping that Lewandowski will be proved correct next May.

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