Liverpool nemesis admits Jurgen Klopp is well suited to the Reds

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He was a nemesis to Liverpool during his managerial days but former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp are “a good fit for each other”, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

With Klopp’s Reds having blown away Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1 at the weekend, the Merseyside teams’ expansive, high energy style was on show for all to see.

Now a member of UEFA’s technical observation team, Ferguson was speaking in line with the release of the 2015/16 Europa League Technical Report.

A study which comprehensively broke down Sevilla’s path to eventual glory in Basel, Liverpool were the defeated finalists on that occasion of course.

While Ferguson endured his fair share of infamous clashes with Liverpool down the years, the 74-year-old Scot was certainly complimentary about how the Reds utilised their home atmosphere last season.

“I’ve always thought that playing at Anfield was very difficult. Because the crowd create an amazing atmosphere that puts a lot of teams, opponents and the referees under pressure a lot.

“We saw evidence of that when 3-1 down against Dortmund they got that second goal and the crowd lifted them and I think it inspires this team.

“They are that kind of football club, Liverpool, that get inspired by their support.”

Liverpool are without the rigours of the Europa League this season however with Reds fans quick to point out that a title challenge is that much more realistic without the need to play on Thursday – Sunday rotations.

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