Why Klopp joined Liverpool but not United

Despite interest from numerous clubs, the German boss explained his reasons for deciding to manager the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp revealed why he chose
Liverpool over Manchester United , saying he fit in better with the Anfield giants.

The German was linked with numerous clubs after his stint at the helm of Borussia Dortmund came to an end in 2015.

But Klopp opted to take over at Liverpool, who are preparing for the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday.

The 50-year-old said the Premier League club accepted his approach and it was part of his decision to head to Anfield.

“I love the history. I really am a football romantic. I knew I probably can help. They maybe really need me, in this time. I know what I’m good at,” Klopp told Robbie Fowler in an interview.

“When they told me about the problems they had I thought, ‘OK, yeah, I am probably the really right manager for that club’.

“A little thing. Liverpool is a world class brand, big, big, big, but in Melwood, you know it Robbie, it is still a family, nothing else, and you can go in and feel that.

“I have to develop and improve, sure, but I don’t want to go into the office in the morning to wear a tie. That is not me.”

“I really watch these videos of the supporters because I was never really involved in something like this in my life.”

He suggested other clubs interested in his services were too focused on aspects outside of what he liked.

“It is a football club. A football club. I had talks with other clubs and they didn’t sound like a football club,” Klopp said.

“It sounded like marketing, image, you need to sign this, you need to sign that. And I thought wow, that’s not the game I love. It’s all part of football, but it can not be the number one, two, three, four, priority.

“First of all please try to improve the game we play. And that’s what I am good in. All the rest can happen but it’s not so important for me.”

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