Steven Gerrard: Jurgen Klopp can lead Liverpool to Capital One Cup glory.

Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard is backing Jurgen Klopp to lead the Reds to Capital One Cup glory.

The Merseysiders face Manchester City in Sunday’s Capital One Cup final at Wembley as they look to secure their first trophy of the season.

Liverpool’s last visit at Wembley saw them lose 2-1 to Aston Villa in an FA Cup semi-final last year, and Gerrard reckons Klopp’s attributes will be decisive on the day.

If Liverpool win on Sunday, it’ll be a record ninth time in the club’s history.

"I believe they will do it. They have an extra element which will make a massive difference: Jurgen Klopp," Gerrard wrote in his first column for The Telegraph.

"I look at my old club under Klopp and I am certain they have appointed another winner. I can be sure he won't be interested in trivial pre-match questions about going to Wembley, or cup final suits and all those other traditions.

"His obsession, just as it was for (Gerard) Houllier, (Rafael) Benitez and (Kenny) Dalglish, will be about how to bring that trophy to Anfield.

"Those Liverpool players will be looking at Klopp and believing he is the one to lead them to numerous trophies.

"Klopp has a presence - an aura which I sensed when I was back at the training ground at Christmas.

"The way he delivers his message inspires players. There is an honesty and integrity about him and he lets his players know exactly what is expected in a clear way.

"People see the jokey side of him in public but there is steel in there. I wish I was younger and sampling it on a daily basis."

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