Kenny Dalglish runs rule over new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Kenny Dalglish tells Reds fans to fasten their seatbelts after new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was unveiled
Kenny Dalglish has warned Liverpool to fasten their seatbelts after the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as their new manager.
The 48-year-old put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Liverpool on Thursday evening after being earmarked as Brendan Rodgers’s successor at the Anfield outfit.
Klopp guided Borussia Dortmund to successive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 before he masterminded their run to the Champions League final in 2013.
And former Liverpool boss Dalglish explained why Liverpool supporters will take to Klopp, whose three-year contract is worth a reported £15m.
“He sounded very, very impressive. I think supporters will need to fasten their seatbelts – they’ll really, really enjoy him,” Dalglish told Sky Sports.
“He seems like someone who’s not in love with himself, which the Liverpool supporters can relate to, and I’m sure they’ll take him to their hearts.
“If they’ve heard the press conference where he’s described himself as ‘the normal one’, that’ll do them fine because they regard themselves as being pretty normal.”
The 18-time English champions are languishing in 10th place in the Premier League table following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds are six points behind leaders Manchester City.
Klopp’s Liverpool side will face Tottenham Hotspur in their first Premier League game at White Hart Lane on 17 October.