Former Liverpool player Phil Thompson said that before Klopp’s move to the Merseyside club, he had the option of “Manchester United.”

“I interviewed Klopp for Sky and asked him if he and Liverpool were created for each other. He looked at me and asked, ‘Why?’

Then Klopp followed up on how he could become the head coach of Manchester United, though his wife told him it would be the wrong move.

And when the “Liverpool” option appeared, his wife told Jurgen that it would be the right option. “It’s a strange story, but it’s like he was born for Liverpool,” Thompson said.

Klopp’s wife is Ulla Sandrock, a writer, and a social worker.


Klopp: “When I heard about Liverpool’s interest, I felt the same way I did when I met my first wife.”


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted how he decided to take over the Merseyside club.

“Many teams showed interest, but I had to take a vacation first. I heard from the agent that there was interest from Liverpool, and I felt the same way when I met my first wife. I saw her and thought, ‘Okay, I’ll definitely marry her.’

The same situation was with the club. I felt it would be right. And from the very first minute. “- Sky Sports quotes Klopp’s words.

Before Liverpool, Klopp had a job at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.