Interesting days ahead for Liverpool as Premier League embraces German touch

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Updated: Oct 10, 2015, 15:36 PM IST

Jurgen Klopp's entry to the Premier League as the 'Normal One', promises to bring something positive and big, given the persona of this charming German.

What appears certain is that Jurgen Klopp will make the Premier League more entertaining. Anfield has found an emotional giver. Klopp and Liverpool could turn out to be a fascinating pair just like him and Dortmund.

Klopp's success at Borussia Dortmund gives him an edge. His resounding association with the players and touchline liveliness is just what Liverpool needed. Anfield's atmosphere has similarities with Westfalenstadion and Klopp will enjoy the surroundings.

Klopp has plenty on his plate in terms of finding the perfect balance that could make the current Liverpool squad tick.

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A solid improvement from the Rodgers era is needed at Anfield.

Rodgers was a hard working figure and probably looked all set to get back glory days for the 'Kop', but during his three and a half years stay, it was that one brilliant season (2013-14) where the club played breathtaking football.

Rodgers in that time had built up a squad that looked destined to excel, but the departure of Luis Suarez and then Raheem Sterling alongside injuries to Daniel Sturridge meant he needed to try new things.

Liverpool entered Champions League football last season and were found to be wanting. What looked visible was a lack of an experienced character besides former captain Steven Gerrard. And when Anfield's darling left for USA, another suitable figure wasn't seen.

During his spell, Rodgers' list saw 31 players being bought with a massive transfer budget but few stood the test of time. The transfer policy in which Fenway Sports Group has a say failed miserably. Rodgers too succumbed in his attempt to attract big names.

A lack of cohesion towards the end of last season, saw the Reds slump down further and that has been visible in the current season too. The arrival of too many players paved way for Rodgers' constant tweaking of his formation. Liverpool played some great football under Rodgers who wasn't afraid to try new things and it was evident last season too, before the slump came. A culmination of factors blended with bad luck and did Rodgers in.

Now with Klopp in their ranks, Liverpool would want to see consistency and a new brand of football. The German has been backed by every section of the football world to be a success at Liverpool. What is more interesting is that he could also be the right person to get back the club amongst Europe's elite.

What was evident with Dortmund growing into a big team was the German's emotional connection with the game and the players. Together a perfect combination on the pitch transited into results. Under Klopp's reign, Dortmund saw the development and rise of Mario Goetze, Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus, Ikay Gundogan and Mats Hummels. Klopp has transformed talented players into genuine football superstars. Emotional attachment also saw the likes of Shinji Kagawa and Nuri Sahin return back to the club from wilderness in Manchester United and Real Madrid respectively.

Klopp has the credentials to deliver on the big occasion. The manager won two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund and has been to a Champions League final after beating Real Madrid with brilliant counter-attacking play.

His seven years with the 'Yellow Submarine' was a match that had managed to win hearts everywhere. That is currently needed with Liverpool too.

Klopp could rebuild Liverpool with the existing players as Rodgers left the club with some promising talent. The German's capability to attract world-class players will be a big boost, which was unseen under Rodgers.

Like Rodgers, Klopp comes in with a philosophy and most importantly he will want it to work well. Liverpool fans will want Klopp to replicate Dortmund's style of high-pressing play with fast paced counter-attack.

Klopp prefers a narrow 4-2-3-1 formation with a great focus on both defence and attack, as players stay close to each other.

Klopp has a big task at hand of not only getting Liverpool to the summit in England, but also in Europe. Familiarity of such experience in the past in Germany and Europe could hold Kloop in good stead at Liverpool.

The Reds want the special nights of Champions League back in Anfield. Klopp's charm suits those starry nights.

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