Joachim Low backs Klopp to succeed as Liverpool manager

Carl Markham 04:47 08/10/2015
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Anfield-bound: Klopp.

Germany coach Joachim Low believes Liverpool are set to make a great addition by appointing Jurgen Klopp.

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Negotiations are continuing with the former Borussia Dortmund boss with a view to having him in place by the end of the week. Klopp is expected on Merseyside today to agree a three-year deal on £5m-a-year (Dh28m). 

Low thinks the similarities between the two clubs will help Klopp to adjust quickly. 

“He had an extraordinarily successful time in Dortmund. He released loads of emotions in the Dortmund crowd,” said World Cup winner Low.

“If you look at it from afar, there are some parallels between Dortmund and Liverpool with the fantastic supporters’ culture. Klopp would be a great addition to any team.”

Klopp’s first game will be away at Tottenham on Saturday, October 17 and he will become only the second German manager in Premier League history after Felix Magath at Fulham.

Centre-back Mats Hummels, who joined Dortmund from Bayern Munich in 2008 and was a key figure in their success, had nothing but praise for his former boss.

“There is no doubt about it, he is a fantastic coach, he’s absolutely great,” he said. “You thought, ‘What is he going to do post-Dortmund?’, then clubs like Liverpool certainly came into the frame.

“He lives, eats, breathes and thinks football day after day. He will be a fantastic addition and I am certainly keeping my fingers crossed for the next step in his career.”

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