Alex Ferguson worried Jurgen Klopp will do well at Liverpool

Sir Alex Ferguson

By Toby Prince

Alex FergusonFormer Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is apprehensive over Liverpool’s appointment of their new manager, Jurgen Klopp.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss put pen to paper on a deal to be Liverpool’s manager this week following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers and Ferguson is backing Klopp to do well at Anfield.

The German is an animated character but there is no denying his managerial nuance. Klopp led Dortmund to back to back Bundesliga titles and even a Champions League final, where they fell to Bayern Munich.

Ferguson gave his thoughts on the appointment: “Strong personality, very strong, very stubborn, determined and his performances, and his career at Dortmund was a stellar rise to the top and I think he’ll do very well.

“I don’t like saying that, being Liverpool, because I’m worried about it but, no, he’ll do well.”

Klopp was many Man United fans’ preferred candidate to take over from Ferguson when the Scot retired in 2013 but the club chose to go with David Moyes instead. It is not clear whether Klopp was even available at the time but many United supporters share Ferguson’s sentiment that Liverpool have made an impressive appointment.

United will want to stay focused on themselves, as they gear up for a crucial month with trips to Everton and Crystal Palace before a visit from rivals Manchester City, all before the end of the month.

The Reds will want to pay attention to the teams around them, rather than Liverpool who are languishing in 10th place.