Liverpool FC

Klopp recalls “special” moment he knew Liverpool wanted him five years ago – with video

On this day five years ago, Jurgen Klopp became the new manager of Liverpool, replacing Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers.

Before the German arrived at Anfield, he led Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga for seven years, and left at the end of the 2014/15 season with two league titles to his name.

For many of us, five years seems to have flown by and we can still remember the day we first got news Klopp had taken over, even the boss himself is able to reflect on the day he knew he was joining the Reds.

I cannot forget the moment when I got the call from my agent that Liverpool is interested. And the feeling I had in that moment,” he told the club’s official website.

I said it a couple of times, I was completely in a holiday mood; we were in Portugal, in Lisbon, with the family, both boys were with us. Ulla and I were sitting in an outside coffee bar.

Actually I didn’t take a lot of phone calls in that time, it was like: ‘Come on, don’t bother me.’ But then I saw it and it was like I had a feeling it could be something interesting. So I take the phone and he tells me, and I felt the excitement inside.

But this very first moment when I got aware of the interest of Liverpool was already pretty special. And from that moment on it got better and better.”

We will forever be in debt to the gaffer for what he’s done for the club, from becoming the Champions of Europe in 2019 to lifting the Premier League trophy earlier this year after three decades without a title, with a record-breaking seven games to spare.

Below is a brilliant video of Klopp’s ten defining moments in his five years at Anfield (via LFC TV):

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