“Anfield is one of the best places in the football world.”
Jürgen Klopp has officially been revealed as Liverpool’s manager, four days after Brendan Rodgers’ three-year tenure was put to an end.
He arrives at Merseyside on October 8, 2015 where negotiation progresses swiftly and a three-year contract has been agreed.
His ex-Dortmund backroom staffs, including assistant coaches Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, will follow him to Anfield.
Meanwhile, assistant manager Sean O’Driscoll along with Glen Driscoll, Chris Davies and Gary McAllister have left their first-team roles as part of the club’s restructure.
At the press conference on October 9, Klopp describes himself as ‘The Normal One’, immediately sparking a new hashtag trend on Twitter.
He says: “It’s not a usual club, it’s a special club. This role is the perfect next step for me.
“I love all the stories and history. Anfield is one of the best places in the football world.”
The two-time Bundesliga champion has been heavily linked with the Kop since the manager position was made vacant.
His appointment is hardly a surprise and has been widely supported by current and former Liverpool players.
Earlier in the week, ex-Liverpool and German midfielder Dietmar Hamann comments: “He will interact with [the fans], he will try to be one of them and that’s why I see it being a pretty successful partnership.
“He has got a passion and a love for the game that would fit in well.”
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 8, 2015
Liverpool legend striker Michael Owen also backs Klopp to be ‘the ideal man to take charge’, as Liverpool are almost at the same transition stage as Dortmund was when Klopp took over.
British Asian radio presenter, Noreen Khan, is known for her loyal support for the Reds and gives a warm welcome to the new manager.
She happily tweets:
“Major congrats to the entire #LFCFamily #KloppDay”
Fans are well excited at his arrival at Anfield, as Harish Kumar writes: “Jumping out of joy. Absolutely delighted to see a world class manager for the most decorated club in English football #KloppLFC.”
The Merseyside club is currently 10th in the league, only three points away from entering top four and six points away from leader Manchester City.
But the heavy losses against West Ham and Manchester United cast doubt over whether they are still capable of competing with the top teams.
The German manager has an outstanding track record in working with youngsters, like Shinji Kagawa, Mario Gotze and Marco Reus.
The young Liverpool squad are hoping to benefit from the presence of Klopp and fulfill their potential.
Gambling company bet365 has already put out a 6-1 odd on the 48-year-old to win the Premier League for Liverpool.
Spokesperson Steve Freeth says: “His stock would go through the roof if he ended the Reds’ quarter of a century wait for the title.”
His first game in-charge will be far from straightforward, having to face Pochettino’s Spurs at White Hart Lane on October 17, 2015.
An even tougher schedule is to be followed, with Southampton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Manchester City all lined up before the end of November.