Effenberg: Top Klopp wouldn’t be a Kop flop

Date published: Monday 5th October 2015 7:49

Jurgen Klopp: Has right temperament for Liverpool job, says Effenberg

Jurgen Klopp: Has right temperament for Liverpool job, says Effenberg

Former Germany midfielder Stefan Effenberg believes his compatriot and good friend Jurgen Klopp is suited to taking the Liverpool job.

Klopp, formerly in charge of Borussia Dortmund, is favourite to become the new Reds manager after Rodgers was sacked following Sunday’s 1-1 Merseyside derby draw – a move welcomed by Owen along with many other ex-players of the Premier League club.

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are moving quickly to secure Rodgers’ replacement and have taken steps to sound out Klopp.

“He gave me this answer a couple of weeks ago. He said: ‘I’m ready for a team that’s not on the highest level, to create something, to build something up’. This could be Liverpool, right?” he told BBC World Service Sport.

And speaking at the Aspire For Sport conference in Berlin, he added: “Liverpool is one of the greatest atmospheres. It’s pretty much the same as Dortmund.

“The fans stay with everything behind the club and this is what Jurgen Klopp likes and what he needs.

“So maybe, very soon, we’ll hear something from Jurgen Klopp, to make a decision, maybe, for Liverpool.”

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