After a tough start to the season for Liverpool which culminated in the sack of coach Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool has appointed Jurgen Klopp as their new manager. The appointment is coming barely a week after the sack of Rodgers and is Liverpool keeping to their word of appointing a manager before their game against Tottenham.
The appointment of Klopp was confirmed on Thursday night. Klopp would be presented as the coach by 10 am on Friday in an interview at Anfield. Klopp signed a 3 year deal worth about £6 million per year. The deal has an option of an additional twelve years if Klopp performs to the expectation of owners, Fenway Sports Group.
Klopp arrived at Liverpool by 5pm on Thursday. He landed at the John Lennon Airport. He came through a private Jet from Dortmund. He was accompanied by family and assistants, Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz. He signed the deal with Fenway Sport Group President, Mike Gordon and Liverpool Chief Executive, Ian Ayre.
The former Dortmund coach would be making little changes to the back room staff. John Achterberg, the goal keeper trainer would be retained. He would also retain academic director Alex Inglethorpe and club director Andy Massey.
Some back room staff who are leaving include assistant manager, Sean O’Driscoll, Glenn Driscoll the performance head and Chris Davis who is the head of opposition analysis.
The coming of Jurgen Klopp to Liverpool has been well anticipated. Even before Rodgers was sacked, there were speculations that he might be interested in the Liverpool job. After the sack of Rodgers, Klopp and Ancelotti were both speculated as top runners for the job. Finally, Klopp was the favourite of Fenway Sports Group.
We hope that he would be able to deliver at Liverpool.