Jurgen Klopp's agent suggests strange reason why manager was destined to be at Liverpool

The German's representative says the fact the Reds are his third club to sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' is a sign that he belongs at Anfield.

The agent of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told Goal that the German was destined to end up at the club because 'You'll Never Walk Alone' is their terrace anthem.

Klopp left his former club Borussia Dortmund last summer after seven years in charge before taking over at Anfield as Brendan Rodgers' replacement in October.

Before his time at Signal Iduna Park, where he won two Bundesliga titles and reached the Champions League final, he spent seven years at the helm of boyhood club Mainz after spending over a decade with the club as a player.

Klopp's representative, Marc Kosicke, has pointed out an uncanny theme which has run through the German's managerial career path, suggesting that the manager was destined to take charge at Liverpool because both Mainz and Dortmund have also adopted the Reds' famous song as their own.

He told Goal: "It's a pretty good match. It's a bit like destiny that it has been Liverpool the new club for Klopp. Every club where Jurgen was manager until now the fans singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" before the games. It was like that in Mainz and Dortmund. And Liverpool is the cradle of that song.

"We had the feeling that we could imagine Jurgen to be a candidate there if something happens. Then Brendan Rodgers was sacked and the CEO contacted us. He asked for a meeting with Jurgen and the owners if we are interested.

"Persuasiveness from Liverpool was necessary. They had to convince him of their structures and their visions. Finally the personal things fitted and he said to himself: I want to go there!"

Klopp's time in charge of the Merseyside has been a mitigated success in his first six months in England, having generally improved their league form and performance level but missed out on winning the Capital One Cup on penalties to Manchester City.

However, the German led the club to their first European semi-final in eight years on Thursday night against his previous club at Anfield in the most remarkable fashion as they came from 2-0 down and 3-1 down on the night to win 5-4 on aggregate.

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