Carragher and Owen react to Klopp's Liverpool managerial appointment

Former Liverpool duo are positive about Jurgen Klopp's imminent Liverpool appointment.

Former Liverpool duo Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher are feeling positive about Jurgen Klopp's appointment as club manager.

The BBC reported Klopp has agreed a three-year deal to become Liverpool manager, and will be unveiled at a press conference at 10am, with the club confirming the news last night.

Klopp has been out of work since the summer after leaving Borussia Dortmund, while Liverpool fired Brendan Rodgers last week after a slow start to the season.

Owen, who won the FA Cup, League Cup, and UEFA Cup with Liverpool, believes the Reds have made the best possible appointment and made everybody happy.

He told SportLobster: "Not often the unanimous choice of the footballing world gets chosen but in Klopp, the Liverpool Board have pleased most."

Former Champions League winning defender Jamie Carragher feels the Reds can go on to win a trophy this season, or finish in the top four, but warns there will be no quick fix. 

Speaking to SkySports he said: "There's not too much distance between the top four now, and I think they will be trying to bridge that between now and the end of the season.

"As a player, you want to get medals in the cabinet. For the owners now, it's Champions League football.

"I don't think it will be the end of the world if they don't get either of those because it will be a two or three-year spell to try and build it up."

It remains to be seen if Klopp will come in and talk up any targets for this season in his opening press conference, and whatever aspiration he makes public, Liverpool fans are sure to enjoy the ride, something they certainly were not doing during the final few months of the Brendan Rodgers era.

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