Excitement has been quickly ratcheting up over the past several days, as Jürgen Norbert Klopp went from a dream hire, to a remote possibility, to a likelihood, and finally to a sure thing, replete with GIF celebrations and warring photoshop factions.
Klopp's famous enthusiasm and passion is clear from the start. It is perhaps the perfect salve for 16 months of dire football, headed by the reserved and dry Rodgers. When asked about his general feelings of taking over as Liverpool boss, he replied:
"Great! I have no other words. Today was a crazy day with what happened here when we landed. It's a great feeling and a big honour.
"One of the best moments of my life. It feels like a dream."
For many, Klopp was the first choice to take over from Rodgers, but Klopp sees Liverpool as his top choice in England:
"I love football and the intensity of football in Liverpool is good for me. I always thought about working in England and Liverpool was first choice. It's the best thing I can imagine."
For a manager who could have ended up anywhere, it's difficult to feel skeptical about his admitted passion for Liverpool.
Klopp also addressed his sabbatical and why he cut it short. He doesn't really go into details, but I guess Livepool's brass cleared the hurdle of "someone interesting":
"It's really cool. I have tried to relax and felt like I'm not this only football guy. I've had meetings with many people. Then I felt if someone interesting calls me I'll prepare. And that's what I did.
"Now I'm really relaxed, it was an important decision. (I had) seven cool years at Dortmund and now I want to do something new. My English is not good enough to express this!"
And if that quote isn't awesome and adorable enough, just wait until you read what he said about wanting to experience Anfield and the culture of Liverpool football:
"I want to see it, feel it, smell it. It's a great place, this is the most special place I've been. This is the most historical place."
Stay tuned for more, as we have loads of fresh new quotes to unpack from the new Liverpool boss.
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