Jamie Redknapp: Why Jurgen Klopp is ideal for Liverpool
The former Liverpool midfielder is excited by the prospect of Jurgen Klopp taking over Anfield reins
Jamie Redknapp says Jurgen Klopp is the ideal candidate for Liverpool.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager is the clear favourite to fill the vacant Liverpool role after the Reds sacked Brendan Rodgers following a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.
He seems the sort of guy who can get players working extremely hard and I think that’s exactly what Liverpool need
Klopp, who quit as Borussia Dortmund boss in the summer, has so far remained tight-lipped on the prospect of taking over the reins at the five-time European champions.
And the former Liverpool midfielder, who is a former captain of the 18-time English captains, explained why Klopp would be a good appointment for the Merseyside outfit.
Redknapp told Sky Sports: “I think he’s the ideal person. He’s worked a lot with young players at Dortmund and he has an enthusiasm in him.
“He seems the sort of guy who can get players working extremely hard and I think that’s exactly what Liverpool need.
“They haven’t played badly at times, they’ve just had a couple of uncomfortable results. When you play at home, especially in a big stadium, you need the fans behind you.
“I’ve felt a couple of times at Anfield this season that the fans seemed a bit restless. Hopefully Klopp coming in will address that and I think the players will look forward to working with him too.”
Klopp took Dortmund to sixth in his first season, led them into the Europa League the next year and then, with a squad full of exciting young talent, oversaw league title wins in 2010/11 and 2011/12, adding the German Cup in the latter campaign.
Earned even greater admiration in the 2012/13 season as he steered Dortmund all the way to the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, where they lost to Bayern München. Dortmund reached another domestic cup final in 2014, but again came up short against Bayern.