Houllier delighted by Klopp’s Anfield arrival

Date published: Wednesday 21st October 2015 3:36 - Ian Watson

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Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier believes “emotional” Jurgen Klopp is a perfect manager for the Reds’ squad and supporters.

Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers earlier this month and the German will take charge of his new side at Anfield for the first time on Thursday when they face Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.

Houllier, who won six trophies during his spell in charge between 1998-2004, says Klopp is the right man for the job and believes his enthusiasm will be appreicated by all at Anfield.

The Frenchman told beIN Sports: “Since they decided to part company with Brendan Rodgers, I thought they would be looking for a different type of management.

“And I’m glad Jurgen has joined because he is very keen on Liverpool.

“He likes the club, he likes the values of the club and I would think he will bring a lot to it.

“Leadership is a transfer of emotion, and in that case I would say [Klopp] will be good. Jurgen is a very emotional man whether he wins or loses, and I think his style of management will fit in well with this squad.

“It will also match, I would say, the values and probably the enthusiasm of the fans there.”

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