Klopp at the Kop: Fan’s say

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Updated: October 9, 2015

As of Thursday October 8, Liverpool have named their successor of Brendan Rodgers to be the former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp.

 

Since the announcement from the Premier League club, fans of the sport have been expressing their views on the appointment on social media.

 

But what do our Liverpool fans Terri Ritchie and Harry Wright of Let’s Talk Sport think of this breaking news?

 

Terri Ritchie (@_Territ)

Terri Ritchie

Brendan Rodgers came to Liverpool as a young and upcoming manager with no real strong reputation within the transfer market and world of football. Rodgers didn’t attract the big names that Liverpool need to win big games and trophies. However, Thursday the 8th of October Liverpool FC have announced that former Borussia Dortmund manager, Jurgen Klopp is to take over the club on a 3-year deal.

 

German-born Klopp is set to be formally announced as Liverpool’s manager by tomorrow morning. However, with Klopp coming in, some of Liverpool’s backroom staff are set to leave. Assistant manager Sean O’Driscoll has already left the club and first-team coach and former Liverpool midfielder Gary Mcallister has been removed from his post and might be considering another role with the club.

 

Klopp is expected to be bringing his former Dortmund assistants Zelko Buvac and Peter Krawietz to Liverpool with him. Jurgen Klopp won manager of the year in 2011 and 2012 after leading Borussia Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012. He left Dortmund after 7 years with them in May 2015 to take some time out and has been out of work since.

 

Due to the international break Klopp will have a week to settle in with the club before the Premier League fixture against Tottenham on the 17th of October. The game will be crucial for Klopp and the club due to Liverpool currently sat in 10th place in the league and will be aiming for a top four finish this season.

 

From my point of view, this appointment is a huge turning point for the club as Klopp brings experience, reputation and a new sense of play and management to the Premier League. It’s a great addition to the Premier League and a great addition to a club I care a lot about. I wish Klopp all the luck with his new job and hope he can bring the trophies, results and success that the fans and the club deserve.

 

 

Harry Wright (@hazzwright)

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I think hiring Jurgen Klopp is magnificent for Liverpool, as it shows some ambition that has been sorely lacking these last few years.
 
 
After coming so close to the league title in 2014, the team has been on a steady decline that Brendan Rodgers was unable to arrest (and was possibly part of the problem).
 
 
Whilst the players the club signed are not bad on paper, there is a definite feeling of a scatter gun approach to the signings, and Rodgers was unable to get the team to play cohesively.
 
 
Hopefully, Klopp will be able to change this, and his new tactics and training methods should breathe some life into an otherwise drab Liverpool side.
 
 
I myself am still somewhat apprehensive about the whole affair, after all just because a manager is good at one club does not mean he will be good at another. But based on his history (getting Mainz promoted, winning the Bundesliga with Dortmund) I’m cautiously optimistic about Liverpool FC’s future.

What do you think on Liverpool’s appointment of Jurgen Klopp?

 

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