Arsenal FC legend Martin Keown believes that new Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp is a perfect match for the emotional Anfield fans and can help the club qualify for the Champions League this season.
Following Brendan Rodgers’ sacking on Sunday, the whole of English press had gone into overdrive over who could be the next manager at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp was the hot favourite and the former Borussia Dortmund manager was soon announced to be the man to take the club forward.
Liverpool FC currently sit in the 10th position in the league after a poor start to the season. Keown is of the opinion that the Reds do not currently have a squad capable of mounting a serious title challenge, but they do have the tools and the manager to capitalise on Chelsea FC’s disastrous start and make it to the Champions League next season.
It might be a perfect fit — Keown on Klopp and Liverpool FC
Keown feels that Klopp would feel at home with the Liverpool FC fanbase, who are known to be emotional and the German is set to thrive on this. The charismatic 48-year-old helped Dortmund to two consecutive Bundesliga titles and a lot would be expected of him at Anfield. The onus is on Klopp to help his new club reclaim its past glory.
Keown, who is a columnist for Sportsmail, wrote:
“I don’t think they’ve got the squad to win the league, but there is a Champions League ticket available because of Chelsea’s poor start.
a Jurgen Klopp is somebody coming in with a higher pedigree than Brendan had on the European stage. It has happened before at Liverpool when Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez came in a sometimes it may take a foreign manager who appears to have more clout than a young coach coming in from the English game.
a Liverpool have had a lengthy period without trophies, and this is an outstanding manager. Last season at Dortmund was a disaster for him. He was a much coveted manager until last year but hea s taken a breather. Hea s a massive personality and wea ll enjoy him in the media
a Wea ll have to see what happens a this is a new league for him. If you look at Dortmund, they overachieved alongside the giants in that league. Liverpool have slipped down the pecking order and it might be a perfect fit.
a Klopp seems to me a very emotional man, very animated, he looks like he enjoys his football and I dona t think therea s any more emotion than what hea ll see at Anfield, the way they sing Youa ll Never Walk Alone. Hea ll thrive on all that.a