Klopp had gained successive Bundesliga titles and brought Borussia Dortmund to the Champions League remaining when a chance arose to presumably turn into Manchester United boss.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor, David Moyes, was struggling to show his value at Old Trafford and German supervisor Klopp emerged as a determine of curiosity.
But, in accordance to Liverpool hero Thompson, Klopp’s spouse Ulla instructed him a transfer to Manchester United wouldn’t be proper, before she permitted of his change to Anfield.
Speaking to TV2 in Denmark, Thompson mentioned: ‘I interviewed Klopp for Sky, and I requested if he and Liverpool had been created for one another. He checked out me and requested “Why?”
‘Then Klopp told me he could have taken over Manchester United, but his wife said it wasn’t proper.
‘When Liverpool arrived, his wife said it was right. There is something strange there. It is as if he’s created for Liverpool.’
Klopp’s Liverpool gained the Champions League final season whereas ending second within the Premier League, one level behind rivals Manchester City.
The Reds look set to finish their anticipate a league title this time period, nonetheless, after beating City 3-1 on Sunday to transfer eight factors clear on the prime of the desk.
Thompson added: ‘In my time we all the time misplaced three to 4 video games [at this stage of the season], however this group leads by 9 factors and misplaced just one sport final season.
‘This season they have beaten everyone, except for a draw at Old Trafford. They are doing something great.’
Following the worldwide break, leaders Liverpool resume their Premier League marketing campaign with a visit to Crystal Palace.