Liverpool fans can rejoice as popular one of Europe’s most in demand managers, Jurgen Klopp, has been confirmed as the man to take them forward, and he has wasted no time in praising his new followers.
Having penned a three-year deal last night, the media scrum has been intense on Friday morning, but he spared a moment to spell out his ambitions.
Having won back-to-back titles with Dortmund, he then led them to the Champions League final in 2013, where they lost out to fellow Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
And speaking with Liverpool’s official website, it appears as though he is keen to fit his new side into the same mould as his former charges and build a report with the Anfield faithful.
“Firstly, I would like to offer thanks to the ownership of Liverpool Football Club for showing faith in me and my staff and presenting us with this wonderful opportunity. They have presented to me a very clear vision and I share their ambitions and model of work,” he said.
“I am very excited by the challenge we face and eager to start the job and begin implementing our ideas and ways of working with this team. This is a talented group of players and there is still much to compete for this season.
“Winning is important but so is how you win and how you play the game. I believe in a playing philosophy that is very emotional, very fast and very strong. My teams must play at full throttle and take it to the limit every single game.
“It is important to have a playing philosophy that reflects your own mentality, reflects the club and gives you a clear direction to follow. Tactical of course, but tactical with a big heart.
“Liverpool has extraordinary supporters and Anfield is a world renowned home, with an incredible atmosphere. I want to build a great relationship with these supporters and give them memories to cherish. I hope we can feed off each other’s energy and that we take this journey together.”
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 9, 2015
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