Klopp: I’m hoping for Anfield miracles…

Date published: Monday 12th October 2015 7:59

Jurgen Klopp says that progress “will take time” at Liverpool, but that he is “hoping for miracles”.

Speaking to German newspaper Bild, Klopp gave his first interview since his unveiling as Liverpool manager.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager admitted that the job was a huge challenge for him and his staff, given Liverpool’s recent propensity to change managers quickly.

Klopp believes that his first task is to create a recognisable brand of football, and then to use that style to improve performance.

“I have no idea why the hype is so big,” Klopp said. “I am humbled to have this chance.

“Lots of German coaches have been successful but not many come here. This is a big challenge for me and my coaching team.

“Liverpool have had a period without success and changed managers a lot. Now the hope is for miracles, but progress takes time.

“I had a long conversation [with John Henry]. The aim is to develop a recognisable brand of football.”

“I am not interested in the money I have to spend in January. It’s only October now. Let’s look at the players who are already here first.”

Klopp will take his first Liverpool training session on Monday, although it will be a quiet affair. Danny Ings, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana, Divock Origi, Simon Mignolet, Joe Allen, Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel, Joe Gomez and Jordon Ibe are on international duty. Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Christian Benteke are all injured.

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