Slaven Bilic calls Liverpool and Klopp the ‘perfect match’

Jürgen Klopp through a car window

West Ham boss Bilic believes Liverpool made the right move in appointing Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool appointed Jurgen Klopp as head coach last week, and West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has told the Standard that he believes it is the perfect match of club and coach.

Bilic said: "Now they have all moved on [from Brendan Rodgers], Liverpool and Klopp looks like a perfect match. They needed Klopp to wake up the extra qualities they have: the fanbase, the energy, Anfield becoming a fortress again. It is great to have him in the Premier League."

Klopp certainly does seem a great fit for Liverpool, and in the German boss, the Reds have appointed a head coach who can give them a new identity, and bring enjoyment and success back to Anfield.

He has character and ambition, and his energetic management style should endear him to the Anfield support in a short space of time.

Of course, he has his work cut out to be a success with the Reds, and it will take time for the German to have an impact upon the playing squad he has inherited on Merseyside.

Klopp does not have the benefit that Bilic had with the Hammers at the start of the season, when the Croatian coach could sign and sell the players he wanted to build a West Ham team in his ideal.

Instead, he has to work with what was left, and it is a squad assembled by Rodgers lacking in quality in many areas of the park.

Many believe Klopp will be a success at Anfield, and Liverpool made the correct move in hiring the former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund boss, with Bilic calling the appointment the ‘perfect match’ between club and coach.

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