Newly appointed Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp on Friday described himself as “The Normal One” adding a new name to the famous ones in the English premier league.
The German ace faced the media for the first time since his appointment as a successor to sacked Brendan Rodgers.
His latest description send us back when Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho famously described himself as “a special one” in his first press conference in English football in 2004 earning him the famous nickname “The Special One”.
Intriguingly Klopp, 48, told journalists at Anfield: “I don’t want to describe myself. I’m a totally normal guy. I’m the Normal One.”
The former Borussia Dortmund head coach was appointed on Thursday on a three-year contract following the dismissal of Brendan Rodgers, who sacked a fortnight ago following a faltering start to the season. Liverpool are 10th on 12 points from eight outings, six shy of leaders Manchester City.
Klopp boasts of a splendid CV as one of the best managers in Europe leading Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and a champion League final appearance in his seven years at the helm of the Signal Iduna Park based club.
“I was a very, very average player. I was at a special club in Germany with Mainz 05 and then had a great opportunity to take Dortmund for seven years. Now I’m here and I hope to enjoy my work.”
His first game as the Reds boss will be a trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on October 17 but has called for patience as he promise to deliver the league silverware by 2019.
Rodgers sacking ends his three and a half years tenure at the club. He led them to a second-place finish in 2014, but they finished sixth last season.