Ferguson ‘worried’ about Liverpool’s Klopp appointment

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has joked he is “worried” about Liverpool’s appointment of Jurgen Klopp

The Reds confirmed the arrival of the 48-year-old – who left Borussia Dortmund in May – on a three-year contract on Thursday, following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers.

Klopp vowed to bring the Premier League title to Anfield within four years at his unveiling on Thursday and Ferguson says he has the character and personality to be a hit on Merseyside.

“It’s a good appointment, I admire him, I know Jurgen pretty well through our meetings with the elite coaches classes in Geneva,” he told ESPN.

“Strong personality, very strong, very stubborn, determined, and his performances, his career at Dortmund was a stellar rise to the top and I think he’ll do very well. I don’t like saying that, being Liverpool, I’m worried about it!”

The Scot also insisted Klopp would not accept not being in charge of signings and says the club need to trust him in the transfer market.