Photos: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gets stuck into work
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp keeps tabs on the Under-18 side on Saturday
Jurgen Klopp has wasted no time getting stuck into work at Liverpool.
The 48-year-old described himself as ‘the Normal One’ as he was quizzed by the British media following his appointment on Thursday.
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 charismatic German faced the British media in his first press conference since being appointed as Liverpool boss, and it wasn’t long before Klopp was checking out the talent at Melwood.
With most of his established first-team players away on international duty, Klopp cast a watchful eye over Liverpool’s up-and-coming stars.
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.
And the new Liverpool manager insisted he was ready to get back to work at his media conference on Friday.
“I had a normal holiday. I’m 48 and most of the time in my life I had no money. The next day I had no time! It was really cool. I was with the family and played a lot of tennis. Everything was ok. Now I’m here I’m relaxed and fine,” Klopp said.
“The last thing I said when I left Dortmund was I would see what happens. If someone called me then I would speak – and that’s what we did. We had a good feeling. They are cool guys so we had a good meeting and it was ok. It was clear to stop making holiday and then start to work.”