Martin Keown explains what Jurgen Klopp will want to recreate at Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp will be looking for a strong releationship with Liverpool fans, according to Martin Keown.

Martin Keown has told the Daily Mail that he believes Jurgen Klopp will want to recreate the relationship he had with Borussia Dortmund fans whilst managing Liverpool.

Klopp, 48, was appointed Liverpool manager earlier this month following the departure of Brendan Rodgers, and the former Borussia Dortmund hero has now taken the reins at Anfield.

The German is expected to revitalise the Reds, having guided Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final during his time at Signal Iduna Park, and his reign started well with a 0-0 draw against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Tonight, Klopp will take on Rubin Kazan in his first game at Anfield, and he should receive a sensational reception from the Liverpool fans who are so excited by his arrival.

Now, former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has told the Daily Mail that having struck up such a strong rapport with the Dortmund fans, Klopp will now be looking to recreate that dynamic during his time with Liverpool - starting with tonight's Europa League clash.

"Some of the greats at Anfield are worshipped and Klopp will want to become one of those," said Keown. "He had such a strong bond with his fans at Dortmund and he wants to recreate that at Liverpool."

It's fair to say that predecessor Brendan Rodgers didn't quite have that connection with the Liverpool fans, particularly towards the end of his time in the dugout, and Klopp - a naturally charismatic, likeable character - should fare better on that front, though his success will ultimately be determined by his results on the pitch.

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