Lawrenson: Klopp is the right man for Liverpool

Former Reds midfielder Didi Hamann has also backed Klopp to transform the Reds’ fortunes.


“Maybe this is the first time that we don’t have someone starting in the Merseyside derby from Merseyside, but this is a club which is very much looking for that talent”, he continued…

Jurgen Klopp appears nearly certain to become Liverpool’s next manager with talks seemingly hurtling towards a conclusion before the end of the week.

The 35-year-old former England worldwide believes having Klopp in charge would bring a few much-needed confidence back to Liverpool which was lost under Rodgers.

For now, Liverpool fans have no option than to watch their beloved team keep regressing under Brendan Rodgers watch and the American owners who more interested in making money than returning Liverpool to the echelon of football.

‘Klopp has told Liverpool that he is happy to take advice and recommendations on players but that he must have the final say.

Jurgen Klopp, who lives out his passion and love for the game, would fit wonderfully to Liverpool’s mentality”.

“At Borussia Dortmund he built a team that were in your face, with good players that he was making better, but he also knew he would have to sell one or even two every year”.

“Now, though, Liverpool are as far away from nailing down a Champions League spot as ever they have been”.

Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti also came under serious consideration but Klopp has always been Liverpool’s No 1 target to succeed Rodgers.

The appeal for FSG of securing the services of Klopp is clear.

Former midfielder Danny Murphy, however, favours the experience of Ancelotti. However, they know they are on borrowed time. He has done it here already with Chelsea.


He started in Liverpool’s opening Europa League tie in Bordeaux but was isolated up front and since then has only 55 minutes as a substitute against League Two Carlisle in the Capital One Cup. “Liverpool wanted him again when Kenny Dalglish was dismissed in 2012 but were frustrated as Klopp remained loyal to Dortmund”.

Lawrenson: Klopp is the right man for Liverpool