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Liverpool appoint Jurgen Klopp as new boss on three-year deal

| 09.10.2015
CORAL ENHANCED ACCAS

Liverpool, 9/4 with Coral for a top four finish, have appointed former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp as their new boss, succeeding Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

German gaffer Klopp, 48, has been handed a three-year deal by the Reds and returns to work less than five months after standing down at the Westfalenstadion. He will be officially unveiled in a press conference at 10:00 BST on Friday, October 9th.

During seven years with Dortmund, Klopp steered them to back-to-back Bundesliga titles and also won the DFB Pokal before taking them to the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley. Check out some classic clips of his Dortmund days.

Previously touted as a long-term successor to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, it is on Merseyside instead where Klopp takes his first job in England. His dugout debut will be at Tottenham, however, in BT Sport’s live Premier League fixture on Saturday, October 17th.

Klopp has a tough first month in charge of Liverpool, with a home league game against Southampton and another tough trip to Chelsea to come. His first match at Anfield will be the Europa League group stage game against Rubin Kazan. Find out what tactical choices are facing Klopp.

Former Dortmund assistants Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz are to once again team up with Klopp and form part of his Reds backroom staff, with Gary McAllister and Sean O’Driscoll leaving their current first-team roles. He will also have to work within the existing Anfield structure, however, with the “transfer committee” still sanctioning the buying and selling of players.

It is understood that Klopp has assured Liverpool’s American owners that he feels confident of securing a top four finish, thus bringing Champions League football back to Merseyside for next season. Can he deliver?

Premier League Tips
Hertha to beat Hoffenheim
23/20
Schalke to beat Dortmund
11/5
Dusseldorf to win at Paderborn
9/5
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Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.