Three distinct voices have reached out to show their excitement over the appointment of Jurgen Klopp. The forty-eight year old and two-time Bundesliga has stirred excitement in former player John Arne Riise, and current players Adam Llana, and Jordan Ibe.
Riise is an avid follower of Liverpool football and was present for Klopp’s first press conference. The now retired defender made 348 appearances in seven years and helped to hoist the Champions League cup in 2005.
“I’m very excited and I think he’s the right man to change things around. His press conference and interviews were amazing. It gave me goosebumps watching how he spoke.”
“If his actions and the performances replicate the way he spoke in the press conference then things are looking very good.”
Riise isn’t the only one who was stirred by Klopp’s words. 27 year old midfielder Adam Lallana is also excited at the energy of the new manager.
“I am excited, very excited, to work with the new manager. I saw the press conference and, like everyone at the press conference and the reaction he is getting, it is going to be exciting.”
Lallana has had his fair share of injury troubles, but has managed 2 goals seven appearances for the English club in 2015.
Young talent Jordan Ibe is also excited to spend time learning under Klopp. The midfielder is only 19 and feels that Klopp will help him to continue to grow his game.
“I can’t wait to get back and start working with him now.”
“I can only try to get better with the help he’s hopefully going to provide for me, and there’s a lot of other young players, so working around him should be great and also for the senior players in the squad.”
Of course the media and fans have been in a frenzy about Klopp’s appointment. The system under Brendan Rodgers just wasn’t working. Some skeptics thought Klopp wouldn’t be able to reach his English players the same way he did with his players at Borussia Dortmund.
If the reactions and fervor surrounding his first press conference are any indication, Jurgen’s doing just fine.