Liverpool legend Jan Molby explains why Jurgen Klopp is a good fit

Jürgen Klopp celebrating Bundesliga title

Klopp was appointed as Liverpool's new manager on Thursday night.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has said in the Liverpool Echo that Jurgen Klopp is the perfect fit for Liverpool because he is prepared to take the time to build a side, and is one of the leading managers in the game.

Klopp replaces Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday night following a poor 2014/15 campaign and an indifferent start to this season, with his last game being a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby.

But Molby believes that Klopp - who famously won two Bundesliga titles with Borussia Dortmund and led them to the Champions League final - can in time be a man who takes on the big spenders in the English game.

Molby wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: "He’s a builder, someone who is prepared to get grass on his knees and take time to build something; a way of playing, a philosophy, a style of football that connects the team with the fans.

"Unless you have the best of the best in terms of players, that’s the kind of manager you need. Klopp showed at Dortmund that he could bridge significant financial gaps and create a winning team. The dream is that he does the same at Anfield.

"I think if you look at what he is inheriting, you would say the squad is slightly undercooked. Taking emotion out of the equation, you’d say that group of players would be a fifth-placed finish at best. But in hiring Klopp, you’ve added some optimism, some hope, that he can overachieve. That’s what you hire top managers to do.

"The players will be relishing the idea of playing under him, I’m sure. He’s a motivator, who gets players to run through walls for him. I can see him getting more out of a few players in the current squad - Adam Lallana for example - than Brendan Rodgers managed."

Klopp is no stranger in trying to revive the fortunes of a once successful club and taking them to the top again - it's part of the reason why so many think he is such a good fit for Liverpool.

Many perhaps didn't see his first Bundesliga title coming at Dortmund, and the Reds will be hoping parallels can be drawn during Klopp's time at Anfield.

With the transfer window currently closed, the club's owners - Fenway Sports Group - will believe the German has enough about him to get more out of the existing squad, as Molby alludes to. While Liverpool fans are rightly excited by the appointment of such a highly regarded manager, there is a lot of work to do.

One thing that is for sure, the club is going to get all of his time and effort during his time on Merseyside, with Klopp not the kind of coach to do things by halves.

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