Klopp would be ‘great fit’ for Liverpool – Hamann

Date published: Monday 14th September 2015 9:35

Jurgen Klopp; Former Borussia Dortmund backed for Liverpool by Dietmar Hamann

Jurgen Klopp; Former Borussia Dortmund backed for Liverpool by Dietmar Hamann

Jurgen Klopp would be a “great fit” for Liverpool should they ever decide to replace Brendan Rodgers, according to Dietmar Hamann.

Rodgers is the bookmakers’ favourite to be the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season, with Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Manchester United leaving Liverpool down in ninth, with seven points from their opening three games.

Hamann, who made 283 appearances for Liverpool, told Sky Germany: “The pressure in Liverpool gets bigger. The fans are on the barricades. But the coach is backed by the club, and anyway the question is: Would Klopp move there during the season?

“Had they asked before the season, I am 99 percent sure that he would have joined them. Many people say that he will take over Bayern on July 1, 2016, but I don’t know whether he’s a fit there. He’d be a great fit at Liverpool.”

Hamann also believes Pep Guardiola can consider himself fortunate to still be in a job at Bayern Munich after successive failures in the Champions League.

Hamann added: “I don’t think it would be a bad idea to bring in a new coach. They twice failed to deliver in the Champions League. I don’t know whether a coach like [Louis] van Gaal or [Jupp] Heynckes would still be in the dugout.

“You can be defeated by Real or Barcelona, but it was shocking to the manner in which it happened and the level of naivety. He has to show his cards this season, and should he want to finish his three years successfully he has to win the Champions League.”

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