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Honigstein: Why Klopp picked Liverpool


Carlo or Klopp: Who is right for Reds?

 By Michael Cox

What makes Jurgen Klopp the logical hire for the Liverpool job

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop explains why Jurgen Klopp is a better option for Liverpool than Carlo Ancelotti.
Former Netherlands and Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard lauds the coaching abilities of Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.

Just hours after Brendan Rodgers' sacking was confirmed on Sunday evening, it became clear that there were only two genuine contenders to take the vacant Liverpool post. Football moves quickly these days, and immediate action was required.

When Kenny Dalglish was dismissed three years ago, it was shortly after the Premier League season had finished, and therefore Fenway Sports Group had time to decide upon his successor. Liverpool fans were forced to be patient.

Three years ago, though, there...

 By Chris Wright

12 of the best Jurgen Klopp quotes: Top of the Klopps

Jurgen Klopp has a silver tongue, and is now at Anfield

Not only is the man a master tactician, a fine upstanding coach and one of football's most intriguing individuals, new Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp is also an absolute devil with the one-liners.

1. On his slightly less-than-stellar playing days.

"I never succeeded in bringing to the field what was going on in my brain. I had the talent for the fifth division, and the mind for the Bundesliga. The result was a career in the second division."

2. On the defeat to Bayern Munich in the 2013 Champions...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Dirk Kuyt may be Barca's next Henrik Larsson, Gotze wants Bayern stay

A selection of some of Jurgen Klopp's most hilarious press conference moments, which he will certainly bring to the Premier League.
Could Feyenoord's Dirk Kuyt be the next Henrik Larsson for Barcelona?

The transfer window might be closed, but the rumours keep ticking. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest and greatest. See all the summer deals right here.

TOP STORY: Dirk Kuyt heading to Barcelona?!

This isn't a misprint. According to Catalan outlet Sport, former Liverpool fan favourite Dirk Kuyt is a serious target for Luis Enrique's Barcelona. The publication reports that the club are looking for reasonable veteran options to provide some depth in the attack.

The report also mentions...

Liverpool made sense for Jurgen Klopp as Bayern Munich were not convinced

The ESPN FC panel talk about Jurgen Klopp's managerial skills after Liverpool have confirmed his appointment as their new manager to replace Brendan Rodgers.
The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on a surprise top-four team in the Premier League, how Paul Pogba would fit in at Barcelona and whether or not Jurgen Klopp can turn around Liverpool's fortune.

In an interview with German weekly paper Die Zeit in 2012, Jürgen Klopp was asked if there were any hopes he had given up on. His answer: "I never had a crazy amount of hopes. Men are like that, I believe. We have a pragmatic approach to life. We deal with what's in front of us."

Not worrying about the big picture can be a useful approach. Klopp's endlessly repeated mantra during his three most successful seasons at Dortmund (two championships, one DFB Cup, runners-up in the Champions League...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Manchester City target Philippe Coutinho to replace David Silva

After Juan Mata lauds Louis van Gaal, ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop tells Alexis Nunes which style of manager he preferred from his playing days.
Is Philippe Coutinho the next Liverpool star that Manchester City are going to poach?

The transfer window might be closed, but the rumours keep ticking. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest and greatest. See all the summer deals right here.

TOP STORY: Man City target Coutinho

Jurgen Klopp hasn't even been installed as Liverpool manager yet, but he has already got a major problem on his hands. According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester City are preparing for life after David Silva, and they see Philippe Coutinho as the perfect heir to the Spaniard's place in the club.

Silva may...

 By Steven Kelly

Liverpool still attract top managers keen to return club to glory days

The ESPN FC crew discuss how Jurgen Klopp would fit in at Anfield.

Only the timing of Brendan Rodgers' sacking as manager of Liverpool was a surprise. The act itself was entirely predictable.

What followed next was also predictable. A number of people who had been demanding his removal suddenly started feeling guilty. No one likes to see a man lose his job, no matter how well-compensated he'll be or how much of a mess he was making of it.

The arguments flow back and forth about what part Rodgers played in the title bid of 2013-14, how unfair it was to deny him...