German press hail Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers as the English Klopp

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Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers has been likened to Jurgen Klopp by the press in Germany and a former Red.

Brendan Rodgers is winning plaudits across England, and his international recognition is also gaining standing.

Ahead of the club's inevitable Champions League charge next season, the foreign press are beginning to sit up and take notice.

German website Sport1 have hailed Liverpool manager Rodgers as the 'English Klopp', comparing him to the two-time Bundesliga champion with Borussia Dortmund.

They write that there are 'numerous similarities' between Jurgen Klopp and Brendan Rodgers, taking in their unheralded and modest managerial successes before taking on the big jobs, and their clear plans for success which they have managed to successfully implement since taking over.

Former Liverpool striker Karl Heinz Riedle, a correspondent for the site, said: "The situation is similar at Liverpool actually has taken over Borussia Dortmund as Jurgen Klopp. With Brendan Rodgers Liverpool did the same, you have a young coach with vision, a good, young players studded team."

They go onto compare young stars Raheem Sterling and Jon Flanagan to Dortmund's Kevin Grosskreutz and Marcel Schmelzer.

Riedle had one word of warning for the Reds: "Rodgers has formed a team that can win the title again. This is outstanding, here can grow into something big. Financially Liverpool, however, is far from Chelsea or the two clubs from Manchester. I hope that Liverpool can keep their players. Because: It threatens the same problem as with Borussia Dortmund."

Just there he refers to player sales, with Dortmund losing Shinji Kagawa, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski in consecutive seasons.

Yet Liverpool's success appears to be built on their resilience in this department, standing firm with regard to Luis Suarez last summer.

Rumours will continue to swirl surrounding the Uruguayan, but Liverpool have delivered what they promised him - and he signed a new contract last year.

The Dortmund comparison is not a new one for Liverpool, Rodgers once made it himself, stating: "Look at the example of Borussia Dortmund, a team that once won the Champions League and then got financial difficulties. They conducted a reboot, and then took four or five years to get back to arrive at the top."

The Liverpool boss appears to be ahead of schedule.

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