Ex-Man United boss worried Klopp can make Liverpool title contenders

Ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he is worried Jurgen Klopp will be a success at Liverpool, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.

Klopp was announced as the new Reds manager following Brendan Rodgers’ sacking last week, signing a three-year deal with the Merseyside club.

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Before his appointment at the Liverpool helm, Klopp had seven extremely successful years at Borussia Dortmund, in which he won the Bundesliga twice in 2011 and 2012 before finishing runners up behind Bayern Munich in the 2013 Champions League campaign.

The German is therefore expected to achieve a similar sort of success with the Reds, and Ferguson is concerned that he has the ability to make Liverpool competitive enough to challenge for titles.

He said: “Well it’s a good appointment. I admire him. I know Jurgen pretty well through our meetings at [FIFA] coaches’ classes in Geneva.

“Strong personality, very strong, very stubborn, determined and his performances, and his career at Dortmund was a stellar rise to the top and I think he’ll do very well.

“I don’t like saying that, being Liverpool, because I’m worried about it but, no, he’ll do well.”

Klopp starts his Liverpool career with a tough run of fixtures, with his side travelling to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham Hotspur this weekend before games against Southampton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, and then Manchester City.