The retired Scottish manager left a legacy at Manchester United, winning trophies galore and establishing them above Liverpool as the most successful English team in terms of first division titles.
However, the margin between the two clubs is slim at the moment, and new Liverpool manager Klopp has already stated his intentions to win the Premier League title within four years, despite starting from an unfancied position (as reported by ESPN).
Speaking to reporters on Klopp's appointment as Liverpool boss, Ferguson has backed the German for success and says the former Borussia Dortmund leader possesses a strong personality.
“It’s a good appointment, I admire him. I know Jurgen pretty well through our meetings at the elite coaching classes in Geneva," he told ESPN.
“[He’s a] strong personality, very strong, very stubborn, determined and his career at Dortmund was stellar rise to the top.
“I think he will do very well. I don’t like saying that, him being at Liverpool. I’m worried about it! But he will do well."
What Liverpool fans can expect
Klopp has a charismatic personality and is certainly one of the most popular men in football, and it’s worth remembering what an amazing job he did at Dortmund and how he can repeat that at Liverpool.
Aside from forming a pretty amazing team on the cheap, at Dortmund under Klopp they developed a certain type of football which soon became the blueprint for a number of Bundesliga teams.
Klopp calls his football full-throttle and highlights in depth the importance of transition between defence and attack, countering with speed, directness and precision.
While it may take time, the Reds’ supporters can be assured that their team under Klopp will be among the fittest and most exciting to watch in England.