Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp asks for patience to bring success back to Anfield

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New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has asked for patience to be kept with both himself and his new side, after it was confirmed that the German had completed a move to Anfield.

Self-proclaimed as 'The Normal One', as opposed to Jose Mourinho's 'The Special One' title, Klopp brings with him to Merseyside great optimism and hope given the former Borussia Dortmund manager's success and charisma as a manager.

However, aware of the expectation placed upon his shoulders, Klopp has moved quickly demand that patience is essential to the way that he plans on reinvigorating what has been a struggling Liverpool side.


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According to BBC Sport, he said: "I want to see the first step next week and not always compare with other times. This is a great club with big potential. Everything is there. Let's try to start a new way.

"I ask, please give us time. If you are patient and are prepared to work, in a special Liverpool way we can be successful.

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"If I am sitting here in four years, we will win one title [piece of silverware] in this time."

Coupled with the positivity surrounding Klopp will come doubt, of course, given that he was never really under pressure at Dortmund.

Even when the Bundesliga side were in and around the relegation zone last Christmas, the club's devoted fans were still behind him and confident that he would turn it around - and slowly but surely he did.

Liverpool fans and English media, though, won't be so forgiving should such a scenario present itself. In many senses, English football is brutal - you fly or fall.

You need look no further than what is happening to Chelsea's Mourinho at the moment to see an example of this. Everyone is on his back despite the fact that he is, statistically, one of the best managers to have ever ever lived.

Every manager has testing times, and it is therefore vital that even if Klopp's tenure doesn't get off to the best of starts, Liverpool fans are reserved in their judgments and keep faith.

Given time, backing from the board and the responsibility of managing the club's signings and depatures would benefit all those involved - Klopp is an experienced enough manager at the top level to deal with these kinds of tasks.

Only time will tell how great an impact Klopp can have at Liverpool, but it remains an interesting thought as to how much longer Liverpool will have to wait for a title; who the German plans to sign and release; and, in general, how he plans on restoring Liverpool back to the forefront of English football.

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