Jürgen Klopp accepts the Liverpool job and reveals text messages to Sir Alex Ferguson

Jürgen Klopp accepts the Liverpool job and reveals text messages to Sir Alex Ferguson

Jurgen Klopp has never thought about life at Manchester United – despite the Liverpool manager revealing his close friendship with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Klopp He was called to take over from Ferguson at Old Trafford in 2013 but he never succumbed to breaking his contract in Borussia Dortmund.

However, the German was happy to move to Liverpool In October 2015 after leaving Dortmund last summer.

When Klopp was asked about his decision, he said: “I never thought what it would be like in Manchester, not once. Not for a second.

“I’m totally fine here, I’m in the right place. It’s all good.

“Even the weather in Liverpool is better than Manchester for a reason!”

Klopp faces his former rival again at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, as Liverpool seek a win that will send them back over United in Premier League summit.

The Reds coach joined Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish and England manager Gareth Southgate in a virtual charity event Friday evening.

Klopp has made clear his continued attachment to the former United manager.

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“Alex and I have a connection,” he said. “He sends text messages. Alex changes his phone number frequently and I always have a new copy. That’s a huge honor.

I got a message saying ‘This is my new number’ and I think it is’ Awesome! I didn’t change my number much – maybe I should!

“I have a really good relationship with Alex. We’re friends when we work together for something good, but on Sunday he wants Manchester United to win and I want Liverpool to win.”

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