Jürgen Klopp accepted the keys to Anfield’s Shankly Gates and delivered his Liverpool mission statement: “We have to do it one way and that is my way.” Liverpool’s players were left in no doubt about their responsibilities under their new German coach, as he vowed to lay down the law to bring “emotional, full throttle football” to Merseyside.
Jürgen Klopp said his ambition for Liverpool was not to conquer the world but “conquer the ball each time” as he warned players his way was the only way to succeed at Anfield.
Ask many fans what they best remember about Rafa Benitez and they'll say his famous 'fact' press conference in which he attacked Manchester United. That's the same man who won Liverpool the Champions League in 2005 in the most dramatic circumstances.
German writer Uli Hesse has had the pleasure of Klopp's company more than once, and explains what it's really like speaking to the Reds chief one-on-one...
When Jose Mourinho declared himself “the special one” at Chelsea in the summer of 2004, Sir Alex Ferguson thought: 'What a cheeky young sod.'
In the first sentence he uttered in front of a packed, hushed, expectant press conference, Jürgen Klopp spoke of intensity, and how that word encapsulates the way Liverpool fans live football. We were on the hook.
Borussia Dortmund have once again shown their class, issuing an emotional statement wishing Jürgen Klopp 'lots of luck and lots of success' in his new role as Liverpool boss.
Even before his plane had touched down at John Lennon airport, Jurgen Klopp was welcomed into Liverpool as the Anfield saviour.
The Reds Lounge in Anfield’s Centenary Stand was packed. Standing room only, would be a fair description, if only because of the laptops which took up seats from frenzied journalists.
If the football is half as good as he talks then it's going to be some ride.