Liverpool transfers: Jurgen Klopp can attract top European players, ex-Red
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore backs Jurgen Klopp to sign top European players
Jurgen Klopp will be able to attract Europe’s top players to Liverpool, according to Stan Collymore.
The Reds appointed the 48-year-old German as their new manager after Brendan Rodgers was sacked following a 1-1 draw with Everton in last Sunday’s derby.
He also manages teams with a smile on his face and actually takes time to get to know individuals
Klopp has signed a three-year deal with the Merseyside outfit on Thursday evening, becoming Liverpool’s eighth manager of the Premier League era.
The former Mainz manager has already been linked with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who left Dortmund for the Bundesliga champions in 2014.
Ex-Liverpool striker Collymore explained why he would be more inclined to join the Reds with Klopp in charge rather than Rodgers.
Collymore told Daily Mirror: “Don’t get me wrong, Liverpool is a completely different beast to any team Klopp has been in charge of before, but he has some quality players to work with in the spine of the team and, with his CV, he’ll be able to attract players not just from Borussia Dortmund, but from across Europe.
“No disrespect to Brendan Rodgers, but if Liverpool were looking to sign me again I’d probably be 20, 30 or even 40 per cent more likely to put pen to paper now Klopp is in the chair.
“Mainly because he knows what it takes to win a league title. You always want to go somewhere you feel you have an opportunity of winning something.
“He also manages teams with a smile on his face and actually takes time to get to know individuals.”
Klopp has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the 18-time English champions, which is estimated to be worth £15m.
The charistmatic German coach left his managerial role at Borussia Dortmund in the summer after a decorated spell in charge of the Bundesliga side.
Klopp won two Bundesliga titles and finished as Champions League runner-up at Wembley in 2013 after a 2-1 loss to bitter rivals Bayern Munich.