Stan Collymore compares Jurgen Klopp to three legendary British managers

Collymore says Klopp has something special like former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, ex-Liverpool boss Shankly and former Nottingham Forest boss Clough.

Stan Collymore has written in The Mirror that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is similar to three of the greatest British managers of all time.

The former Liverpool striker has explained how Klopp has traits possessed by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, ex-Liverpool boss Bill Shankly and former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough.

Ferguson led United to 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies, fellow Scotsman Shankly won the (old) Football League First Division thrice and the FA Cup twice with Liverpool, and Englishman Clough guided Forest to European Cup triumphs in 1979 and 1980.

“I spent most of Thursday watching videos of Klopp – in English and German – to see how he reacts to things,” Collymore wrote in The Mirror.

“He can be feisty, prickly, a little childish at times – he once stormed off TV after losing 3-0 – but he’s human.

“And like Sir Alex Ferguson, Bill Shankly and Brian Clough he has that something about him that gets that little bit extra out of players."

Collymore seems to be a huge fan of Klopp, and Liverpool fans will hope that the German is able to guide the team to success in the coming years.

The former Mainz coach showed during his time at Borussia Dortmund what he is capable of, but Liverpool will pose a different and perhaps more difficult challenge.

Finishing in the top four of the Premier League this season is the Reds’ main priority, but will Klopp be able to accomplish that feat with the current bunch of players?

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