Jurgen Klopp says that it is an honour to be the manager of Liverpool Football Club, describing it as “a special place”.
Klopp has now been in the Anfield hot-seat for a little over four months, and his mere presence at the club has helped unite everyone associated with it.
While results have remained inconsistent, it is clear to see the impact the German is having and the future looks nothing but bright with the charismatic 48-year-old at the helm.
Speaking to Sky Deutschland last week, Klopp explained what a unique club Liverpool is, and says it is a privilege to be in charge at Anfield.
“I’ve been here for four months now and I really get the impression that everybody in this club is hungry for success,” Klopp said.
“And despite everybody longing for a very quick success they all are ready to be patient and to invest a certain amount of time that is necessary to gain that success.
“So I feel very comfortable over here. It’s a special club, a special place. Anfield is a great stadium and you feel the history in every moment. It’s an honour and it’s great fun and a great adventure to be here.”
“It’s a really great club that had much success in the past.
“Everywhere you go, all around town you’ll find special historic and football-related places.”
Klopp made it clear that taking the job was for far more than sentimental reasons, though, and that you get nowhere without being realistic.
“The last thing you should be as a manager is to be a dreamer,” he continued. “Because reality will always catch up.
“In the beginning when Liverpool called me and we made the decision to take that offer we realised that it’s really the sequel of a great managerial career to coach Liverpool after a great time in Mainz and Dortmund.
“But once you are here it’s just going to work in the morning and going home in the evening. And in between you’ve had a hard day.
“I can’t go on about how great it is to be here and to congratulate myself for taking the job. I’ve just got too much to do and too much to work on.
“But of course you love that especially because I’m doing it in a wonderful environment.”