Andy Gray: Liverpool fans getting carried away with Jurgen Klopp appointment
Andy Gray can't understand why Liverpool fans are getting carried away with new manager Jurgen Klopp
Andy Gray says Liverpool supporters shouldn’t get too carried away with the appointment of Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds named the German as their new manager after the Merseyside outfit sacked Brendan Rodgers following a 1-1 draw with Everton in the derby.
It might take a bit of time at Liverpool, but is he the right guy? Absolutely.
Klopp has been roundly welcomed by Liverpool fans after the 48-year-old faced the British media for the first time since penning a three-year deal.
However, former Everton striker Gray warned Reds supporters that it could take Klopp a while to turn the 18-time English champions into title contenders.
“I think everyone is getting a little carried away,” Gray told talkSPORT.
“They’re assuming he’s going to walk in, he’s going to turn the magic on, he’s going to turn Liverpool into what he did at Borussia Dortmund.
“That took a bit of time and it might take a bit of time at Liverpool, but is he the right guy? Absolutely. He has coached and managed under these circumstances at Dortmund for years, his English is very good and he will make them better, but how better, only time will tell.”
Klopp won two Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 in charge of Dortmund before he led BVB to the Champions League final in 2013 but his side were beaten by rivals Bayern Munich.
Liverpool are in tenth place and six points behind current Premier League leaders Manchester City.
The Reds face Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on 17 October.