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Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims the expectation for his successor Jurgen Klopp is to win the Premier League title.

The German stepped down from his post as Borussia Dortmund coach after the end of the last season. Liverpool showed the exit door to Rodgers last October and replaced him with Klopp.

Liverpool reached the final of the Capital One Cup, only to lose to Manchester City in the final. The Merseyside club have managed to seal a double over City in the league, but have struggled overall in the Premier League.

"It is going to take time to bed in his methods and how he wants to work. He has some very good players there," Rodgers said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

"The expectancy of course is to win the league, we went very close in my time and obviously Jurgen will go in and feel that he can improve on that and that's why the owners made the change.

"They felt they wanted to improve and to improve on runners-up would be to win the league but it is going to take time. I'm sure the owners will give him that time."

During Rodgers' time at Liverpool, he helped them come close to winning the title in the 2013-14 season. After that, the Anfield club had struggled under the guidance of the Northern Irishman and losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona was one of the biggest blows for them.

The former Swansea boss believes he has learnt from his mistakes from his past job, which should help him when he returns to management in the future.

"I have taken time to reflect on my period at Liverpool, an incredible club, which I thoroughly enjoyed,"

"Hopefully, when I go into my next job, I will be all the better for the rest and for the reflection.

"The whole journey at Liverpool was remarkable really. Of course, like many managers' jobs it does not always end the way that you would want it to, but I would never want to take away any of the time I had there. We went very close to winning the title for the first time in 24 years and played a brand of football that people enjoyed."

"When I come back I'll be a better manager. The experiences make you better. You look at some managers in the Premier League who are 60-plus and they are better for all their experience. I am 43 now so hopefully by the time I get to that age I may be a good manager!"