Klopp had his say .

Jurgen Klopp made Emre Can and Roberto Firmino comment during Liverpool interview

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp assessed Roberto Firmino and Emre Can during his interview to become the club's manager. 

This has been reported by the Telegraph, who claim that the German coach told the quartet of John W. Henry, Mike Gordon, Tom Werner and Ian Ayre that he'd turn Can into a central midfielder while insisting that Brazilain playmaker Firmino wasn't being used in the position that made him thrive in the Bundesliga. 

Before Klopp's arrival on Merseyside, both Can and Firmino were struggling to prove their credentials at the club. 


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Can, 22, was often utilised at right-back, while it had been well documented that Firmino was struggling to get to grips with the English game. 

Klopp, then, as promised in his job interview, has helped both players succeed on English soil.


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Can & Firmino 

Indeed, Can is now a key member of the Liverpool side and has been handed a starring role in the middle of the park. 

Firmino, meanwhile, is now one of the club's leading forward players and has enjoyed a fine period under the German's guidance. 

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There's a long way to go for both players, of course, but with Klopp at the helm, they should feel confident of maintaining their recent success. 

Klopp, then, most definitely wooed the Liverpool hierarchy during his job interview, so it's not entirely surprising that he was named as Brendan Rodgers' successor. 

Has it been a success?

Liverpool fans have taken to Klopp and it appears that he has taken to them. There's still so much work to be done, but there have been clear signs of progress in recent months. 

The club have failed to really kick on in the Premier League - the ex-Borussia Dortmund man will be hoping to get that right in the 2016/17 campaign - but the club's success in the Europa League shouldn't be underestimated. 

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The Reds eliminated both Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund in the knockout stages and are now set for one final showdown against Spanish outfit Sevilla. 

A victory against the La Liga club will not only deliver the Europa League trophy, but it will secure Champions League football for next season. 

Will Klopp be a long-term success for Liverpool? Have your say below! 

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