Klopp states taking Liverpool job not a gamble

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that taking the job at Anfield is not a gamble and will not damage his stellar reputation.

The German trainer was a massive success in his homeland with Borussia Dortmund but left the Signal Iduna Park outfit in the summer.

Klopp replaced the sacked Brendan Rodgers last week and will take charge of his first Premier League fixture as Reds boss against Tottenham at White Hart Lane later today.

The passionate trainer has been speaking out about his move to the Merseyside club and stated that taking the sizeable role with Liverpool was not a risk.

“I am many things but not a gambler,” The Guardian quote Klopp as saying.

“No, absolutely not. I had no contact to any other club. For me it’s very easy not to read the sport news.

“I have worked a whole day so I am not interested. When I heard about the interest from Liverpool I didn’t think, ‘OK, maybe I should wait.’ No, I never had a plan. I heard it. I felt what I felt.

“And then I got some information, more and more. I am interested in English football so I knew many things. And then we decided together that we wanted to do this. We knew it was a big challenge. But life is a challenge so it’s not the biggest problem.”

Liverpool’s owners and fans have lofty expectations for the club, with nothing less than a top-four finish good enough for the Merseyside outfit this season.

Klopp won two Bundesliga titles during his time with Dortmund and also led the Ruhr Valley side to the Champions League final.

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