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Klopp needs time to turn Liverpool into title contenders says Monk

Jurgen Klopp needs time to turn Liverpool into genuine title contenders, says Swansea manager Garry Monk.

Liverpool manager Klopp has raised expectations during his short time on Merseyside with only one defeat in nine games and impressive Barclays Premier League wins at Chelsea and Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool. Credit: PA

"They will need time to get to the point of being title contenders - whether it be this season or in coming seasons," Monk said ahead of Swansea's league visit to Liverpool on Sunday.

"Whenever Liverpool appoint a manager, the expectation is for them to be title challengers.

"That is the way the club perceives itself. Whether that is this season or next season, that remains to be seen.

"Liverpool have not been genuine title contenders for a while, but the expectation will always be there because of the type of club it is."



Swansea sign former Arsenal goalkeeper

Josh Vickers has joined Swansea. Credit: PA

Swansea have completed the signing of former Arsenal goalkeeper Josh Vickers, subject to international clearance.

Vickers had been on trial with the Welsh club since the start of July and Swansea have now confirmed he has signed a two-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.

The 19-year-old, who played in Swansea's pre-season friendly against 1860 Munich in Germany last month, spent 12 years at Arsenal and links up again with his former goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts and first-choice keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

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