Comment: Jurgen Klopp gets off to a good start without his Liverpool side kicking a ball

J├╝rgen Klopp in a car

Klopp seemed to impress in front of the cameras before the serious business gets underway against Tottenham Hotspur.

It's weird how you can be impressed with a manager without seeing his new side play, but that seems to be the overwhelming feeling after Jurgen Klopp addressed the media for the first time as Liverpool boss.

He seems to have the press onside already. While there have been comparisons drawn in the media coverage he has received prior to his appointment with that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho enjoyed prior to his first arrival in England, Klopp has declared himself to be the 'normal one'.

But the most fascinating part is that Klopp seems to be living in the here and now and knows the magnitude of the task ahead of him, fully aware that results are ultimately all that counts.

During the last 25 years, seven managers have preceded Klopp as the man tasked of restoring the Reds to the top of the English game. Three of them have come pretty close, but failed, with the weight of expectation often proving too much.  

Now is time for a 'restart', as Klopp put it. As far as he is concerned it is year zero, but also alluded to the club's current position as not being a disaster. He has a target, and critics will probably hang it around his neck as it goes on. The German is targeting the league title in four years - a year longer than his current deal. If not, he said, Switzerland!

But there is a feeling when watching him that he doesn't want the club's expectations to be judged by its history, nor does he want spending power to hold him back, as he clearly stated the game is not all about money.

Here is a man with inherent self-belief. He believes he can deliver Liverpool's holy grail of the league title, otherwise he wouldn't be on Merseyside. He doesn't want Liverpool to live off past glories, as they have done for too long. It may be a proud history but it's only that, history.

On many occasions managers are asked about the history of the club that employs them, and it felt like Klopp just wanted to focus on the present. He has talked about turning the club's fans from doubters to believers repeatedly.

Also, in terms of the way he speaks and that message he has for the fans, one can only imagine a few politicians could learn a trick or two as to how to charm an audience. His words alone may well have bought him the time he needs to fulfil his ambitions at Anfield.

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