Jürgen Klopp believes in Borussia Dortmund’s title chances

Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Jürgen Klopp believes that the club have put together a great team this season and have a good chance of winning the Bundesliga title.

Jürgen Klopp, now at Liverpool, was the man in charge when Borussia Dortmund won their last Bundesliga title in 2011-12. And he believes that his former club can end Bayern Munich’s six year reign and win the league this season. The 51 year old spent seven years in charge of Borussia Dortmund and won back to back league titles with the Black and Yellows, before leaving the club in 2015.

Klopp was honored at an award ceremony in Mainz on Friday and spoke glowingly about his former club.

“Dortmund plays a super football, you just have to say it that way. Favre, Aki Watzke, Michael Zorc – everyone in Dortmund is doing a great job. They have put together a great team again,” Klopp told Sky Germany.

“It is quite normal that even Bayern has its difficulties, it could well be that Dortmund or someone else uses this year.”

Borussia Dortmund are enjoying one of their best ever starts to a league campaign under Lucien Favre this season. They have yet to taste defeat domestically and lie top in the Bundesliga standings, having won eight and drawn three of their eleven league matches. The Black and Yellows have a four point lead over second placed Borussia Monchengladbach, and are seven points clear of fifth placed Bayern Munich with one-third of the season gone.

Lucien Favre’s side return to Bundesliga action following the international break next weekend, when they visit another one of Klopp’s former clubs, FSV Mainz.

Jürgen Klopp , Trainer Borussia Dortmund mit Marco Reus ( Borussia Dortmund ) Fußball 1.Bundesliga : Borussia Dortmund – Borussia Mönchengladbach 1:0 (Photo by sampics/Corbis via Getty Images)

Jürgen Klopp was also full of praise of Borussia Dortmund talisman Marco Reus, who is currently enjoying the best season of his career. The Dortmund captain already has 18 goal involvements (11 goals, 7 assists) in 17 appearances in all competitions, and Klopp, who signed him for Borussia Dortmund in 2012, believes that his current form is no surprise.

“It was always clear: if Marco remains injury-free, he will be one of the most dominant players in the Bundesliga,” Klopp said. “Now he can finally show that after a reasonably injury-free preparation. He is now at an age when he can lead the team and it’s really fun to watch him.”