Jurgen Klopp rejected offers from Manchester United and Real Madrid before joining Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp has put Liverpool back on their perch. 

The German manager led his team to Champions League glory last season, his first trophy after arriving in 2015. 

Since then, the Super Cup has followed and many expect the Reds to finally win the Premier League. 

They were pipped to the title by Manchester City in 2018/19, finishing just one point behind the champions.

It seems like a different story this time around, with Liverpool already eight points clear at the top after eight games, with a perfect winning record so far. 

Without Klopp though, the club wouldn't be where they are now and things could actually have been very different. 

According to Robbie Fowler, when the German left Borussia Dortmund four years ago, he had offers from both Manchester United and Real Madrid - but rejected them. 

"I did an interview with him a couple of years ago and he told me he turned down a couple of super-rich clubs after Dortmund," Fowler revealed in his Mirror column.

Klopp turned down Real and Man Utd

"One of them was definitely ­Manchester United, the other probably Real Madrid - because he hated how they were focused solely on ­commercial influences.

"He said he liked Liverpool because they had a balance between the money needed to reach the top and the ­history and identity of the club and their fans."

Reds fans will be delighted to hear that. But the news will probably irk supporters of both Madrid and United. 

Klopp guided Liverpool to Champions League glory

Had their clubs not pitched a ­commercial focus to Klopp, he could well be in the dugout at the Bernabeu or Old Trafford right now. 

Instead though, he's at Anfield and will likely remain there for many years, given how he's built a team capable of winning every trophy on offer over the next few seasons. 

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