Official: Klopp joins Liverpool
The 48-year-old Jurgen Klopp has been appointed Liverpool's new manager on a three-year deal worth £15m.
Jurgen Klopp has been appointed Liverpool's new manager on a three-year deal worth £15m.
The 48-year-old German replaces Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday after three and a half years in charge with the club 10th in the Premier League.
Klopp has been out of work since May, when he ended a seven-year spell at Borussia Dortmund to take a sabbatical.
He will earn £5m a year, rising to £7m with bonuses for a Premier League title or Champions League qualification.
Klopp is expected to bring Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz - his former assistants at the Bundesliga club - to Anfield.
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says: "I am here because I believe in the potential of the team. In this moment we are not the best team in the world, but who cares? We want to be the best team in the world in the future. There are problems, you need to solve them. We have good defenders, strikers and midfielders. First game is Tottenham. We need to make a team for this game. I want these guys."
On what style of football he will bring: "A wild one. In these days in football, all the world-class teams play possession football. I like to watch this. But nobody starts as a ball possession team. The first thing is always to have a stable defence. You can only stay confident when you know each offensive move from the opposition is a goal. Let's try to be the hardest team in the world to beat."