Premier League 2018-19 review

Klopp will end Reds' drought

Ex-midfielder Houghton believes Liverpool can bounce back next season after near miss

Ray Houghton has praised Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (centre, with Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk), for understanding what the supporters want and signing the right players.
Ray Houghton has praised Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (centre, with Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk), for understanding what the supporters want and signing the right players. PHOTO: DPA

He was a member of the 1988-89 Liverpool team that agonisingly lost the English First Division title to Arsenal on goal difference on the final day, but bounced back the following season to win the league.

The Reds came close again 30 years on, only to lose the Premier League title to Manchester City by one point on Sunday, but Ray Houghton has backed his former club to come good next season.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2019, with the headline 'Klopp will end Reds' drought'. Subscribe