BREAKING: Jurgen Klopp named new Liverpool manager

Jurgen Klopp has officially signed with Liverpool as the club’s new manager.

Months of speculation followed by days of rumours about where Klopp would go culminated in Liverpool’s signing of former the Borussia Dortmund and Mainz 05 manager to be their new helmsman. The Reds fired former boss Brendan Rodgers on Sunday.

Hours after Klopp was spotted at a German international airport, Liverpool got the high-profile managerial genius to put the pen to paper with the official signing unveiled via the club’s Twitter page:

Klopp made his managerial debut for Mainz back in 2001, leading them to their first ever promotion into Bundesliga in 2004. He would resign in 2008 and signed with Borussia Dortmund shortly thereafter.

Klopp’s tenure with Borussia Dortmund got off a bit slow with back-to-back finishes outside the top four. But in 2010-11 everything came together and Dortmund won their first Bundesliga title in nearly a decade, setting team records with 23 wins and 75 points on the table.

The following year, Klopp’s team would break their own record for Bundesliga dominance with new club records of 81 points and 25 wins. The Black and Yellows would also go on to record their first ever double after winning the DFB-Pokal cup.

Over the next two seasons Borussia Dortmund would finish 2nd in Bundesliga and only narrowly lose to Bayern Munich in the 2012-13 Champions League final. They would capture a pair of DFL-Supercup titles in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons before Klopp resigned to take a sabbatical.

Klopp’s career winning percentage is 48.98%, but his winning percentage at Borussia Dortmund was 56.29%.

The press conference is scheduled for tomorrow morning where the Reds will officially introduce Klopp.

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