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Klinsmann – Klopp is the perfect fit for Liverpool

Jurgen Klinsmann believes Jurgen Klopp is the perfect fit as Liverpool manager.

Klopp won his first major trophy at Anfield by leading the club to Champions League success on Saturday, beating Tottenham 2-0 in the final in Madrid.

Despite seeing his former side denied the chance to become European champions, Klinsmann was full of praise for his fellow German, admitting the 51-year-old is someone you want to see succeed and believes the former Dortmund boss ‘fits Liverpool so perfectly’.

“He’s just a person you want to wish him well. He puts so much energy in there, so much effort and hard work in there, on all sides of the game,” Klinsmann told the Mirror.

“The way he won over the people in Liverpool and the way he became one of them, it just deserves then, the end result, meaning now this very special title.

“Klopp fits Liverpool so perfectly because his background is very humble.

“His background it’s blue collar, hardworking, they live and die for their club and so, his whole life basically was always very, very closely connected to the people, to the neighbourhoods.”

Klinsmann also praised Klopp’s work-ethic, believing the Liverpool manager’s attention will immediately turn to bringing further silverware to Anfield.

“He’s a workaholic because that’s in our blood where we come from. He’s a sponge, that always wants to learn and always wants to look at what is next…and it never gets saturated,” Klinsmann added.

“One thing is for sure he will never, ever rest. Winning the Champions League final now, the first thought of him a day later will be, ‘how do I win this next year?'”

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