Ultimate Man Utd legend backs new Liverpool boss

Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed incoming Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to succeed at his new club, according to reports in the Telegraph.

The Scot, in charge at Old Trafford for 26 years, joked he ‘didn’t like saying it’, in reference to the fierce rivalry to the two North West giants share.

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp penned a three-year deal of Merseyside after the Anfield outfit sacked Brendan Rodgers following last weekend’s 1-1 draw with city rivals Everton.

The German tactician won two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund, as well as reaching the 2013 Champions League final held at Wembley.

Now, Ferguson has described him as a ‘strong personality, very strong, very stubborn, determined’, adding ‘his career at Dortmund was a stellar rise to the top and I think he’ll do very well.’

The former Red Devils supremo retired in 2013 after leading the club to unprecedented success, and if often accredited with being the man who knocked previously imperial Liverpool of the top of British football.

Klopp will take charge of a Liverpool squad in 10th position, who has only managed to score eight goals in as many games thus far this term.