Jurgen Klopp named as the next Liverpool manager

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It is official, Jurgen Klopp is the new manager of Liverpool.

The German boss had been hotly tipped to take the vacant job following the departure of Brendan Rodgers on Sunday and the speculation has now been put to bed.

Klopp joins the club on a three-year deal and will have the international break to acclimatise to his new surroundings.


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He replaces Rodgers, who was sacked after the 1-1 draw with local rivals Everton last weekend.

Despite coming within a whisker of the Premier League title during the 2013-14 season, his fortunes soon changed. A sixth place finish last season and a poor start to this campaign meant the writing was on the wall for the Northern Irishman 

The 48-year-old has been out of work since leaving Borussia Dortmund in the summer but arrives at Liverpool with a glittering reputation due to a productive spell with BVB.

In his seven years with the Bundesliga outfit, he took them from mid-table obscurity to back-to-back titles, the German Cup and a Champions League final.

His first task as Liverpool boss will be to take the club back into the Champions League. The Reds currently sit tenth in the Premier League, three points behind the top four.

His first game in charge - a trip to fellow European hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur - will be a huge test of his side's European hopes.

With fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea approaching, it will be a baptism of fire for Klopp.

He is expected to be joined on Merseyside by his former assistants at Dortmund Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, after the departures of Gary McAllister and Sean O'Driscoll.

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