Jurgen Klopp joins Liverpool: Reds legends including Jamie Carragher hail 'maverick'German's arrival at Anfield

John Arne Riise says he is 'so freaking excited'

James Orr
Friday 09 October 2015 12:55
The new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
The new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Former Liverpool players have been taking to Twitter to commend the club on their hiring of Jurgen Klopp.

The 48-year-old former Borussia Dortmund manager was unveiled at Anfield today, replacing Brendan Rodgers. He has signed a three-year contract with the option of a fourth.

During his first Liverpool press conference this morning, Klopp was asked how he would compare himself to Jose Mourinho, who described himself as “The Special One” in his first press conference in 2004.

“I don’t want to describe myself,” said Klopp. “I’m a totally normal guy, I’m the Normal One.”

Klopp said in his unveiling that he believes he can bring Liverpool a Premier League title in the next four years.

The Reds have not been the top club in English football since before the advent of the Premier League, with their 25-year wait for their 19th title stretching back to 1989-90.

"If I sit here in four years, I am pretty confident we will have one title," said Klopp.


Klopp's first game in charge of Liverpool will be away at Tottenham Hotspur on 17 October.

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