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Germany coach backs Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool job

The Germany coach believes there are similarities between the two clubs.

Joachim Löw has backed Jurgen Klopp for the Liverpool job.
Joachim Löw has backed Jurgen Klopp for the Liverpool job.
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GERMANY MANAGER JOACHIM Löw believes Jurgen Klopp has the necessary credentials to succeed at Liverpool

Speaking at a press conference in Dublin ahead of the Ireland-Germany Euro 2016 encounter on Thursday, Löw backed Klopp to succeed should he take over at Anfield.

“I’m not really privy to the negotiations so I don’t know what the status is. I do know there are talks going on.

“He’s had an extraordinarily successful time in Dortmund. He has released loads of emotions at Dortmund.

“Looking at it from afar, parallels can be drawn between Liverpool and Dortmund with the fantastic supporters’ culture.

“So Klopp can be a great addition to any team.”

Meanwhile, Germany defender Mats Hummels, who played under Klopp for a number of years at Dortmund, was reluctant to comment until the deal was finalised, but added:

“There’s no doubt he’s a fantastic coach. When people ask: ‘What is he going to do post-Dortmund,’ clubs like Liverpool will naturally enter the fray in that discussion.

“Klopp lives, breathes, eats and thinks football day after day, and he’s a fantastic addition to any side. I’ll certainly keep my fingers crossed for the next step in his career.”

Originally published at 15.57

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