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Robbie Fowler reveals why Jurgen Klopp turned down Manchester United

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Jurgen Klopp the head coach / manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City at Anfield on October 5, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Klopp was supplied the United job (Picture: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp rejected Manchester United as a result of he ‘hated’ their obsession with the industrial aspect of soccer.

United’s government vice-chairman has at all times overseen a profitable enterprise for the Glazers, however enjoying requirements has dropped dramatically since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

Klopp was reportedly supplied the United job earlier than the appointment of Louis Van Gaal, however claims the present Liverpool boss couldn’t get behind the Red Devils’ imaginative and prescient for the membership.

He wrote within the Mirror: ‘I did an interview with him a few years in the past and he instructed me he turned down a few super-rich golf equipment after (Borussia) Dortmund – considered one of them was undoubtedly Manchester United, the opposite in all probability Real Madrid – as a result of he hated how they have been centered solely on ­industrial influences.

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Ed Woodward of Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson look on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at Parc des Princes on March 07, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
Woodward has confronted extreme criticism for his operating of United (Picture: Getty)

‘He said he liked Liverpool because they had a balance between the money needed to reach the top and the ­history and identity of the club and their fans.’

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Klopp’s tenure at Liverpool lastly paid dividends final season when the Reds received the Champions League and completed second within the Premier League.

Liverpool are hopeful their long-running league title drought will finish this season below the steerage of Klopp, with the Reds eight factors clear on the prime of the desk.

United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford when the worldwide break ends subsequent weekend and Red Devils supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is below stress to keep away from a heavy defeat to the Reds.

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