Ha­mann: Klopp right man for Liver­pool job

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For­mer Liver­pool midfielder Di­et­mar Ha­mann be­lieves new man­ager Jur­gen Klopp is des­tined for suc­cess at An­field and feels the task his com­pa­triot faces at the Premier League side is nowhere near as big as when he ar­rived at Borus­sia Dort­mund.

The 48-year-old turned Dort­mund from a rel­e­ga­tion can­di­date into Bun­desliga cham­pi­ons dur­ing his seven-year spell at the club and Ha­mann is hope­ful he will be equally suc­cess­ful at Liver­pool.

“He’s the right man for the job,” Ha­mann told the of­fi­cial Liver­pool web­site.

“He’s a gen­uine, hon­est guy who will tell the play­ers and the fans how it is. I think for a club like Liver­pool, that’s been miss­ing for a num­ber of years.

“When he went to Dort­mund he joined a team on the verge of go­ing bank­rupt and be­ing rel­e­gated and he turned them into ti­tle win­ners, cup win­ners and Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal­ists.

“I don’t think his task [at Liver­pool] is quite as big as it was in Dort­mund, but I think he’s a guy who will fit in very well be­cause I think the fan bases in the cities of Dort­mund and Liver­pool are pretty sim­i­lar.”

Liver­pool sit 10th in the Premier League ta­ble with 12 points from eight games. Klopp’s first match in charge will come away to Tot­ten­ham next Satur­day.

Juer­gen Klopp

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