Klopp: “I am the Normal One”

Klopp: “I am the Normal One”

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New Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has described himself as the “Normal One” in his first press conference since becoming Liverpool manager.

The German has been unveiled as the five-time European Champions’ new boss after the Anfield club sacked ex-Chelsea reserve coach Brendan Rodgers last weekend.

In what could be described as a slight dig at Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, whose Real Madrid lost to Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund in a thrilling Champions League semi-final in 2013, the 48-year-old described himself as the Normal One. Jose Mourinho famously described himself as the Special One when he became Chelsea manager for the first time in 2004; it is a nickname that has stuck.

When asked to describe himself, Klopp said this:

“I don’t want to describe myself.

“I am a totally normal guy. I am the normal one maybe?

“I had a great opportunity to take Dortmund for seven years. And now I am here. I want to enjoy my work. People have told me a lot about the English press. It is up to you to show me they are all liars.”

His first Liverpool match will be against Spurs on the 17th October after the international break.