Jurgen Klopp's move to Liverpool was mentioned over two million times on Twitter

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Jurgen Klopp's move to Liverpool may just be the biggest managerial appointment in recent history. Well according to Twitter, that is certainly the case. 

The German manager was officially unveiled as the new Anfield boss on Friday morning following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers just five days prior.

His arrival was greeted with unanimous approval throughout Liverpool supporters and his first press conference as manager only further endeared him to the Merseyside faithful.


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It's hard to remember a managerial selection that has caused so much excitement and anticipation, and that's because - according to Twitter - there never has been. Not even the return of the 'Special One' to Chelsea could top this.

Statistics compiled by the social media platform, as per the Daily Mail, show the former Borussia Dortmund manager was mentioned on Twitter a staggering two million times since the Friday before he took the job.

Twitter was founded in 2006 and has never seen such a talked about football manager in its nine-year existence. The information measures one week either side of the manager's appointment so Klopp could easily hit three million mentions by Friday.

Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea came in second place with 1.7 million mentions. Louis van Gaal's appointment at Manchester United only just broke the one million mark. 

While Pep Guardiola's arrival at Bayern Munich garnered 886,000. Real Madrid's decision to hire Rafael Benitez hit 845,000 and Luis Enrique's Barcelona move fell short of half a million. 

Manuel Pellegrini's appointment at Manchester City gathered a miserly 150,000 mentions in the two-week period.

The excitement around Liverpool is incredible right now. The doom and gloom surrounding the end of Rodgers' reign has been replaced with unbelievable optimism.

It will not be easy for Klopp to bring success to Merseyside, but if he can replicate the success he had in the Bundesliga, his relationship with the Anfield club will only prove to grow.

Short-term goals are for the German to get off to the best possible start and the 48-year-old's first game in charge is a trip to Tottenham Hotspur - who smashed Manchester City 4-1 last time out at White Hart Lane.

Will Jurgen Klopp prove to be a hit or a miss at Liverpool? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below!

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