Ferguson worried by Klopp appointment

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he is 'worried' about the potential impact of Jürgen Klopp's appointment at Liverpool.

Klopp was unveiled as the Merseyside club's new boss on Friday morning, with the Former Dortmund manager signing a three-year contract to succeed Brendan Rodgers at the Reds helm.

Ferguson thinks the former Dortmund boss will excel is his new job, telling ESPN FC: "Well it's a good appointment. I admire him. I know Jürgen pretty well through our meetings at [FIFA] coaches' classes in Geneva.

"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."

Ferguson, however, rejects the notion the German will be 100 per cent happy about working with the much-maligned 'transfer committee' at Anfield, claiming the appointment of a manager should be done with an element of 'trust'.

"If you don't trust your manager, why have him there? You've got to trust your coach," the 73-year-old added.

"Here's the man that should be deciding which kind of player he wants, the type of player, position he wants, his character he wants. It's the manager who knows more than anyone about what he needs as a coach.

"And I think that, a lot of this happening in the game now, these Moneyball ideas about looking at statistics of players and bypassing the manager's thoughts, and I think its wrong.

"Why give him a job if he cant do it? When they 're sitting around that table to appoint a manager, do they say, well: 'He can be part of the committee?' That's wrong, and I don't think Jürgen Klopp will accept that."

Klopp, who won two Bundesliga titles in seven years at Dortmund, will be hoping to re-ignite Liverpool's fortunes after a stuttering start to the campaign under former boss, Brendan Rodgers.

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