Paul Lambert makes surprise offer to Klopp - if Liverpool appoint him

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Former Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert wants to help Jurgen Klopp - if he takes the Liverpool job.

Paul Lambert has told The Sun that he will offer his services to Jurgen Klopp - if the German manager does indeed become the new Liverpool manager, as has been speculated.

Lambert, 46, has been out of work since leaving Aston Villa in February, but recently spent time alongside Klopp during Borussia Dortmund training sessions.

The Scot featured for Dortmund as a midfielder during his playing career, even winning the Champions League with them in 1997 after a 3-1 win over Juventus.

His affinity with the German giants has continued, and he has now forged a relationship with Klopp in recent months - though Klopp has now left Signal Iduna Park, and is out of management.

That may not last much longer though, as The Telegraph report that the 48-year-old is closing in a move to Liverpool, where he will pen a three-year deal following the departure of Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

Now, speaking to The Sun, Lambert has admitted that he will offer to help Liverpool and Klopp should the appointment go through - even though he has faith in Klopp's ability as a 'top, top manager'.

"Hypothetically, if he picked up the phone and asked what the league was like then I could give him an insight into it," said Lambert. "Klopp is a top, top manager, he won’t need too much guidance on a lot of things, he’ll maybe just ask little things about it. But if he did pick up the phone or wanted to have a chat if he did get the job, I would meet him," he added.

Lambert may have struggled at Villa, but he does have experience as a Premier League manager, and knowing what works and what doesn't in English football could certainly help Klopp get to grips early in to his reign with Liverpool - if he is appointed.

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