Jurgen Klopp can get 20 per cent more out of Liverpool, says ex-Dortmund man

Gary Gordon backs Jurgen Klopp to be a success at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp will get 15 or 20 per cent more out of the Liverpool squad, according to former Dortmund coach Gary Gordon.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager is the favourite to succeed Brendan Rodgers in the Anfield role after Liverpool sacked the Northern Irishman following a 1-1 draw with Everton in Sunday’s Merseyside derby.

Former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti ruled himself out of the running on Tuesday evening, making Klopp is the clear favourite to become the next Liverpool manager.

And former Dortmund coach Gordon reckons 48-year-old Klopp can transform Liverpool into something big again after their recent regression under Rodgers.

“He can make it work. He’s got the players – they’re young, fast and technically well developed,” Gordon told talkSPORT.

“He could give them an extra 15 to 20 per cent mentally to get them to the next level.

“He can make something big again at Liverpool.”

Klopp took Dortmund to six in his first season in 2009, 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.

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He earned even greater admiration in the 2012-13 season as he steered Dortmund all the way to the Champions League final at Wembley, where they lost to Bayern Munich. Dortmund reached another domestic cup final in 2014, but again came up short against Bayern.

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