Former Borussia Dortmund coach Klopp has been appointed the new Liverpool manager on a three-year contract.
“1. Playing beautiful football & being successful is almost impossible. Get back to basics & don't be afraid to be direct.
2. Change the mentality. Finishing 2nd is not good enough!
3. LFC need a holding midfielder of international class.
4. Eradicate the mentality of living in the past. There's talk of ex-players coming back to coach but it's not needed. He should bring in fresh people he trusts.”
The four points Hamann makes are quite valid, and perhaps Klopp has already thought of them.
The main priority for Liverpool at the moment is to finish in the top four of the Premier League. If playing direct football is the way to accomplish that feat, then so be it.
The point about bringing in people who Klopp can trust is also something to note. The former Mainz boss knows how big Liverpool is, but that is not going to help him recruit players.
Klopp needs to have knowledgeable footballing people around him who can help him recruit quality players.