Alex Ferguson hints Jurgen Klopp will succeed in the Premier League

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted that Jurgen Klopp, as a German manager, will have no problem succeeding in the Premier League with Liverpool.

Klopp is poised to become only the second German coach to manage in England’s top domestic league - following Felix Magath, who failed to save Fulham from relegation in 2014 - and Ferguson believes the former Borussia Dortmund head coach’s nationality will have little bearing on whether or not he does a good job at Anfield.

"Absolutely," he told German football magazine Kicker, according to ESPN. "Of course. Only a few English managers work in the Premier League -- the last time one won the title was in 1992.


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"Scots, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italians work successfully here so why not Germans? There's no reason why they couldn't approach it with confidence."

That Klopp already has a decent grasp of the English language is likely to benefit the 48-year-old, who is one of the most sought-after coaches on the continent following his impressive seven-year stint at Signal Iduna Park.

Klopp will try to secure top-four finish

Liverpool fans can’t wait for Klopp’s arrival to be confirmed - it should only be a matter of hours away - and the charismatic tactician will take charge of the Reds for the first time against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on October 17.

Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool’s owners, will assign Klopp the task of securing a top-four finish this season.

He takes over a team that have enough individual quality to achieve that objective, but it will take some time for the German to truly make his mark at Anfield.

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