Jurgen Klopp is expected to arrive of Merseyside on Thursday as he gets set to be confirmed as Liverpool boss.

With negotiations now close to a conclusion, he is expected to arrive on Merseyside ahead of putting pen-to-paper on what is believed to be a three-year contract.

And the man he made captain at Borussia Dortmund, Mats Hummels, hailed his former boss and said he “lives, breathes and thinks football.”

Hummels, who starred in Klopp’s Dortmund team, believes he will be a great fit at Anfield.

“There is no doubt he is a fantastic coach, a great coach,” said Hummels.

“When people put their minds to the question about what he is going to do post Dortmund, then clubs like Liverpool had to enter the frame.

“He lives, breaths and thinks football day after day. He is a fantastic addition to any side and I will certainly keep my fingers crossed for the next step in his career.”

The international defender joined Dortmund from Bayern Munich in Klopp’s first season in charge at Westfalenstadion and is presented as one of the biggest successes of the coach’s time in western Germany.

It is Klopp’s work in turning the likes of Hummels from untapped potential into a global superstar which sees him receive a three-year contract on Merseyside.

Hummels’ national coach, Joachim Low, also paid tribute to the Liverpool-bound boss.

Low, a World Cup winner last summer, hailed Klopp and the Reds as a good fit.

“I think there are strong parallels between Dortmund and Liverpool with the passion and size of their support,” said Low. “I think it is a good fit.

“I’m not party to the negotiations between Liverpool and Mr Klopp, so I don’t know how they are progressing, but if an agreement can be reached it will be good for both.

“Mr Klopp, if you look back, was fantastically successful, exceptionally successful at Dortmund. He unleashed a lot of emotion in Dortmund supporters and he can do the same for Liverpool.”

Source: Liverpool Echo

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