Antonio Conte believes that Liverpool already have an edge over Chelsea

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes that Liverpool already have an edge over Chelsea in the Premier League for the 2016-17 season because manager Jurgen Klopp has had the chance to know the team over the last nine months.

Klopp came in as the replacement for Brendan Rodgers midway through the 2015-16 season. Even though Liverpool did not finish the campaign with a trophy, they had immense success in the form of reaching the final of the Europa League. Not many expected Liverpool to come with a chance of winning two major honours before the end of the season.

Klopp has been a revolution at Anfield and he has instilled a lot of confidence in almost every aspect of the club. This led to Liverpool officials giving the former Borussia Dortmund manager a new six-year contract. Aside from showing their confidence by giving the manager a new contract, the owners have also backed him quite substantially in the transfer window so far. Liverpool have been one of the big spending teams in the Premier League and their spree is certainly not over by any means. Chelsea have also been one of the big spending outfits, butConte has little time to adjust to the Premier League.

This will be his first season outside of the Italian leagues."Liverpool are one of the best teams in the League and I’m sure can fight to win the title.Jurgen Klopp worked already for nine months with this team and it’s very important for him and Liverpool to understand each other.It’s important to work and have the time to transfer your methods and ideas of football.It’s very difficult to go in during the season when a manager was sacked. You must transfer your ideas in a bit of time and it’s difficult,” said Conte.