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Jurgen Klopp busy creating the Liverpool he wants

Published 13/07/2016

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was surprised to be offered a new six-year contract.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was surprised to be offered a new six-year contract.

Another summer, and again, the sense of change at Liverpool is tangible almost everywhere.

From Anfield, the new main stand will alter the Mersey skyline once it is completed, probably in August. For the last 12 months, the stadium has been visible all the way down Everton Valley to the Dock Road, rising at the top of the hill from a steel carcass to machine creature.

General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
Liverpool Football Club's new main stand is pictured from accross the pitch, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
A general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
tA general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
A man takes a picture of the relocated Hillsborough memorial, outside of Liverpool Football Clubs' new main stand at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
The pitch is pictured from Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Posters are pictured on the wall inside the Anfield Beat Cafe, part of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A tour guide walks inside Anfield football stadium, during a media tour of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Everton's Goodison Park football stadium is seen on the horizon beyond rows of terraced houses, during a media tour of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Rows of terraced houses are pictured from Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Curator of the Anfield football stadium museum, Stephen Done, gestures as he takes members of the media on a tour inside Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A plaque is pictured on a wall inside Anfield football stadium, during a media of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
The pitch is pictured from Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Linda Pizzuti wife of Liverpool owner John W Henry (left) with Tom Werner (right) ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with owner John Henry ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with owner John Henry ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Linda Pizzuti wife of Liverpool owner John W Henry (left) with Tom Werner ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with owner John Henry ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PA
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PA
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view taken from within the new Main Stand, Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view taken from within the new Main Stand, Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general of a refreshment area following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Goodison Park, home of Everton FC can be seen from Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool FC following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general of a refreshment area following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Goodison Park, home of Everton FC can be seen from Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool FC following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the Kop End at Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of new Main Stand, Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
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Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's chief executive Ian Ayre speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Chairman Tom Werner speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Linda Pizzuti Henry, wife of Liverpool's US owner John W. Henry, greets former Liverpool player Robbie Fowler, as she arrives for the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) reacts as he speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Chairman Tom Werner speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner (L), Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (C) and Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre react as they arrive for the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Linda Pizzuti with her husband Liverpool owner John W Henry during the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PA
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's CEO Ian Ayre during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's CEO Ian Ayre during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry and his wife Linda Pizzuti during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Kenny Dalglish during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry and his wife Linda Pizzuti during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry with his wife Linda Pizzuti and Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
Immediate impact: Jurgen Klopp has impressed the Liverpool owners
Immediate impact: Jurgen Klopp has impressed the Liverpool owners

Over at the club’s Chapel Street business headquarters, the builders and decorators are in. The floor configuration is temporary, wires dangle from the ceiling, the old kitchen is being moved; there are expansion plans: more workstations, more people in suits wearing lanyards.

Soon enough, Ian Ayre will leave his post as chief executive and although global recruitment specialists Spencer Stuart are being used to search for his replacement, there is currently a feeling within Fenway Sports Group that Billy Hogan, Liverpool’s commercial director of the last four years, will end up being appointed as Ayre’s successor. Since 2014 Hogan has been based at Liverpool’s London offices.

In the meantime, Fenway are fielding takeover offers and rejecting them; two have already been made by different groups backed by arms of the Chinese government.

It is significant, however, that Fenway have more of an interest in finding a strategic investment with the right partner at this time because ultimately, they now have a manager with a track record in delivering titles secured to the longest and most lucrative contract signed by any person in his position in the history of the club.

It cannot be ignored that the performance of Jürgen Klopp has the potential to drive the value of Liverpool into a stratosphere that exceeds the starting negotiation figures suggested by SinoFortone and the Sunline Group, which stand in the region of £750million.

At best, Fenway’s reign has been either a long period of transition or an incredibly slow period of development. His answer was to a totally different question after Liverpool’s 1-0 friendly victory over Tranmere Rovers on Friday night but as Klopp warned, “Six years in football is like 60 years…”

If Fenway were to sell Liverpool tomorrow, they would not be remembered for their sporting achievements. Six years, indeed, has yielded just one trophy - the League Cup in 2012, and just one finish inside the Premier League’s top five.

While a ruthless business environment that wasn’t there before has successfully been established, helping capitalise on the club’s worldwide support base and simultaneously increasing the number of sponsors Liverpool have agreements with in an attempt to keep pace with competitors, it also explains why someone in influence decided to proceed with plans to sell the old wooden seats of the main stand for £200 a pop just as they were ready to be thrown into a skip.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Dejan Lovren (second from left) scores his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (3L) scores the winning goal during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's players celebrate their fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. PA
Liverpool players celebrate after winning the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool players celebrat after winning the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren (left) after the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (L) celebrates with Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp after winning during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (R) celebrates after scoring the winning goal during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho (C) celebrates with Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (L) and Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho after scoring during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after winning the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Dejan Lovren during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho (R) celebrates with Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (C) after scoring during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates his side's third goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates his side's third goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates his side's third goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Divock Origi (L) of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's opening goal with Adam Lallana during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) talks with Dortmund's head coach Thomas Tuchel during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (not pictured) scores past Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller (C) during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund fans wave flags during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates his side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Liverpool fans sing during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Divock Origi heads at goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A general view showing Liverpool fans flying flags and banners during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish looks on during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool players observe a minutes silence for the Hillsborough disaster before the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool shoots past Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool players and the fans observe a minutes silence for the Hillsborough disaster as the crowd spell out ninety six before the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund fans cheer during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Gonzalo Castro of Borussia Dortmund goes past Emre Can of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his team's second goal with team mates during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Borussia Dortmund fans cheer during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: The Liverpool team pose during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: The Dortmund team pose during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
The team's stand for a minute's silence during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) looks on as a huge banner is unfurled before the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund fans wave flags before the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp arrives at the ground in front of the Borussia Dortmund fans section before the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
The match programme is displayed prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge arrives at the ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans play Table Football prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Emre Can arrives at the ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Fans play Table Football prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo arrives at the ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Dortmund and Liverpool fans gather outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho arrives at the ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
A Dortmund fan poses outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson arrives at the ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A merchandise seller displays the match scarf prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans walk outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Dortmund fans gather outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A Dortmund fan poses outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans walk outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Jurgen Klopp masks are sold on a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A merchandise seller displays the match scarf prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans gather by a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A general view inside the ground as stewards are given a briefing prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A T-Shirt displaying an image of Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool is sold on a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A merchandise seller holds match scarves prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans gather by merchandise stalls prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans gather by a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans gather by a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Match scarves displaying an image of Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool are sold on a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Joe Allen during a training session at Melwood Training Ground, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Borussia Dortmund (c) and Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund (r) lead the team in a warm up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan (left) and Marcel Schmelze during a training session at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund looks on during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel during a press conference at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Gonzalo Castro of Borussia Dortmund looks on during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund controls the ball during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Thomas Tuchel, Head Coach of Borussia Dortmund talks to his players during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Borussia Dortmund stretches during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund controls the ball during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: The Borussia Dortmund players warm up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel during a press confrence at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel speaks to his players during a training session at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel during a press conference at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (L) and Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis vie for the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's Polish defender Lukasz Piszczek (C) and Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (L) vie for the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's Polish defender Lukasz Piszczek plays the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis (C) is shown the yellow card by Spanish referee Roberto Alonso after a fool on Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (L) during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's head coach Thomas Tuchel (L) shouts from the sidelines during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp (L) and Liverpool's Serbian assistant manager Zeljko Buvac react from the sidelines during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's Polish defender Lukasz Piszczek (R) and Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi vie for the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's defender Mats Hummels (R) scores the 1-1 equalizer during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund (L) celebrates with Nuri Sahin as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Dortmund's defender Mats Hummels (2nd L) scores the 1-1 equalizer during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (L) and Dortmund's defender Mats Hummels vie for the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund (C) beats goalkeeper Simon Mignolet of Liverpool to score their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (2nd L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team-mates during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 201. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (2nd L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team-mates during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Serbian assistant manager Zeljko Buvac and Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp speak with Liverpool's German midfielder Emre Can (R) during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Divock Origi of Liverpool scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Divock Origi of Liverpool scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Divock Origi of Liverpool scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Divock Origi of Liverpool scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp (2nd L) speaks with his players during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool is given treatment during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Dortmund's defender Mats Hummels heads the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller (R) argues with Spanish referee Roberto Alonso during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Referee Carlos Velasco Carballo shows a yellow card to Roman Weidenfeller of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller argues with Spanish referee Roberto Alonso during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp (L) reacts during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Borussia Dortmund fans light a flare during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Divock Origi of Liverpool is tackled by Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Adam Lallana and Borussia Dortmund's Gonzalo Castro (right) battle for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, First Leg match at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Thomas Tuchel manager of Borussia Dortmund and Jurgen Klopp (L) manager of Liverpool look on from the touchline during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Dortmund's defender Marcel Schmelzer (L) has a change against Liverpool's Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's midfielder Sven Bender (L) and Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren vie for the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool make their way out for the start of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, First Leg match at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool is challenged by Eric Durm of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Liverpool line up prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (C) clashes with Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English defender Nathaniel Clyne (R) and Dortmund's defender Marcel Schmelzer vie for tha ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp (L) greets Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's fans show a banner featuring their side's German head coach Jurgen Klopp prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller warms up pitch prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's players including German midfielder Emre Can (C) come on to the pitch prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: CEO of Borussia Dortmund Hans-Joachim Watzke (L) and Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool embrace prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Dortmund's players warm up before the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund scarves on sale outside the ground before the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, First Leg match at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp follows the warm up prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp (L) greets Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp follows the warm up prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp , center, is surrounded by fans as he arrives for a news conference in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. ( Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)
A general view of the stadium before the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, First Leg match at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Scarves are displayed for sale outside the stadium before the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Scarves are displayed for sale outside the stadium before the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Scarves are displayed for sale outside the stadium before the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Adam Lallana, right, attends a training session in the Dortmund stadium prior the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp talks to the media during a press conference prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp arrives at the Dortmund stadium for a press conference prior the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool players exercise during a training session in the Dortmund stadium prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's Jordon Ibe, Daniel Sturridge, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, from left, exercise during a training session in the Dortmund stadium prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp watches the media during a press conference prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp smiles during a press conference prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp smiles during a press conference prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp smiles during a press conference prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
DORTMUND, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA - APRIL 06: (L-R) Assistant coach Zeljko Buvac, assistant coach Peter Krawietz and head coach Juergen Klopp attend the Liverpool FC training session prior to the UEFA Europa League match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC at Signal Iduna Park on April 6, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA - APRIL 06: (L-R) Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson attend the Liverpool FC training session prior to the UEFA Europa League match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC at Signal Iduna Park on April 6, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool´s goalkeeper Simon Mignolet warms up at a training session n the eve of the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs FC Liverpool in Brackel near Dortmund, western Germany on April 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images

Did anyone involved in the process remind them of the dubious PR implications considering the relatively small profit it would generate – especially with the ticketing fiasco of February fresh in the memory?

This is a culture which causes distractions, the type Klopp will have to circumnavigate if Liverpool are to re-emerge as a consistent force. The German has admitted that Fenway’s approach had surprised him. Having only being appointed last October, his old deal still had two seasons to run with an option for another year.

Liverpool were keen to emphasise that the move to secure the 49-year-old was a pre-emptive decision, before there was any opportunity for speculation to gather over his future.

James Milner of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
James Milner of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
James Milner of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
James Milner of Liverpool is mobbed by teammates in celebration after scoring his sides second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
James Milner of Liverpool and Aleksandar Kolarov of Manchester City battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Gael Clichy of Manchester City tries to the get ball back from Jurgen Klopp of Liverrpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Gael Clichy of Manchester City tries to the get ball back from Jurgen Klopp of Liverrpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Adam Lallana of Liverpool celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Adam Lallana of Liverpool and Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City and Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool fans hold up a giant banner which reads Unity is Strength before the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 2, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Adam Lallana of Liverpool and Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp arrives at Anfield before the Barclays Premier League match. PA
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Merchandise goes on sale prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Merchandise goes on sale prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Merchandise goes on sale prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Merchandise goes on sale prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Ultimately, the retaining of Klopp reflects two realities: that he understands Liverpool’s financial limitations when compared to the Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal, and nevertheless believes it should not be used as an excuse for failure.

And then, from here, bar enforcing the wage structure that would instantly see him compete financially with those he aspires to be ahead of, Klopp’s new deal means that he can do pretty much as he likes to take Liverpool forward.

Each of Liverpool’s four summer signings so far have been at his discretion or encouraged first by people he trusts, instead of the club’s transfer committee. Though he might choose to abandon the pursuit of Leicester’s inexperienced Ben Chilwell, the left-back first came to his attention through the recommendation of Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner after he spent time on loan in West Yorkshire last season. Wagner worked with Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jurgen Klopp (R), manager of Liverpool celebrates his team's 3-1 win with his player Mamadou Sakho (L) after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jurgen Klopp (R), manager of Liverpool celebrates his team's 3-1 win with his player Mamadou Sakho (L) after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool and Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea shake hands after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Alberto Moreno (R) and Adam Lallana (L) of Liverpool celebrate their team's 3-1 win in the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Asmir Begovic of Chelsea fails to stop the second goal by Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates his team's 3-1 win with his players after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (3rd R) celebrates with Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva (2nd R) after scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on October 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Philippe Coutinho (2nd R) of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Philippe Coutinho (L) of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Loic Remy of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Ramires (1st R) of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Willian during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Chelsea fans hold a banner to show their faith to Jose Mourinho prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Chelsea fans wearing Jose Mourinho, John Terry and Diego Costa masks are seen on the stand prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
'Sold out' sign on display prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The future of Liverpool’s academy will also need to be assessed, a place that like the rest of the club, has witnessed much change in personnel since 2014 when Fenway deployed a head of business in an attempt to make it function with greater financial independence.

Now, Klopp is suggesting that Kirkby and Melwood might need to be brought closer together, with an annexing of sites possible.

Maybe it is true: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Liverpool's new German manager Jurgen Klopp poses with a team jersey after a press conference to announce his new appointment at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 9, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's new German manager Jurgen Klopp poses with a team jersey after a press conference to announce his new appointment at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 9, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
Jurgen Klopp at Anfield is unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool FC as he stands alongside Tom Werner (l) the chairman and Ian Ayre (r) the chief executive during a photocall at Anfield on October 9, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Jurgen Klopp at Anfield is unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool FC during a press conference at Anfield on October 9, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Liverpool's new German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) walks on the pitch with Liverpool's chairman Tom Werner (R obscured) and managing director Ian Ayre (C) after a press conference to announce his new appointment at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 9, 2015. Klopp described his job as "the biggest challenge" in world football on October 9 following his appointment as the successor to Brendan Rodgers. Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Klopp, 48, was appointed on October 8 on a three-year contract following the dismissal of Rodgers, who was sacked October 4 after three and a half years at the club. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Jurgen Klopp is unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool FC during a press conference at Anfield on October 9, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Jurgen Klopp is unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool FC during a press conference at Anfield on October 9, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Jurgen Klopp is unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool FC during a press conference at Anfield on October 9, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Liverpool's new German manager Jurgen Klopp (C) talks on the pitch with Liverpool's chairman Tom Werner (R) and managing director Ian Ayre (L) after a press conference to announce his new appointment at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 9, 2015. Klopp described his job as "the biggest challenge" in world football on October 9 following his appointment as the successor to Brendan Rodgers. Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Klopp, 48, was appointed on October 8 on a three-year contract following the dismissal of Rodgers, who was sacked October 4 after three and a half years at the club. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's new German manager Jurgen Klopp poses with a team jersey after a press conference to announce his new appointment at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 9, 2015. Klopp described his job as "the biggest challenge" in world football on October 9 following his appointment as the successor to Brendan Rodgers. Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Klopp, 48, was appointed on October 8 on a three-year contract following the dismissal of Rodgers, who was sacked October 4 after three and a half years at the club. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Jurgen Klopp at Anfield is unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool FC as he stands alongside Tom Werner (l) the chairman and Ian Ayre (r) the chief executive during a photocall at Anfield on October 9, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Liverpool's new German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) talks during a press conference with Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre (L) to announce his new appointment at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 9, 2015. Klopp described his job as "the biggest challenge" in world football on October 9 following his appointment as the successor to Brendan Rodgers. Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Klopp, 48, was appointed on October 8 on a three-year contract following the dismissal of Rodgers, who was sacked October 4 after three and a half years at the club. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's new German manager Jurgen Klopp (C) poses on the pitch next to Liverpool's chairman Tom Werner (R) and managing director Ian Ayre (L) after a press conference to announce his new appointment at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 9, 2015. Klopp described his job as "the biggest challenge" in world football on October 9 following his appointment as the successor to Brendan Rodgers. Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Klopp, 48, was appointed on October 8 on a three-year contract following the dismissal of Rodgers, who was sacked October 4 after three and a half years at the club. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's new German manager Jurgen Klopp poses on the pitch after a press conference to announce his new appointment at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 9, 2015. Klopp described his job as "the biggest challenge" in world football on October 9 following his appointment as the successor to Brendan Rodgers. Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Klopp, 48, was appointed on October 8 on a three-year contract following the dismissal of Rodgers, who was sacked October 4 after three and a half years at the club. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's new German manager Jurgen Klopp (C) poses on the pitch next to Liverpool's chairman Tom Werner (R) and managing director Ian Ayre (L) after a press conference to announce his new appointment at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 9, 2015. Klopp described his job as "the biggest challenge" in world football on October 9 following his appointment as the successor to Brendan Rodgers. Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Klopp, 48, was appointed on October 8 on a three-year contract following the dismissal of Rodgers, who was sacked October 4 after three and a half years at the club. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's new German manager Jurgen Klopp poses on the pitch after a press conference to announce his new appointment at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 9, 2015. Klopp described his job as "the biggest challenge" in world football on October 9 following his appointment as the successor to Brendan Rodgers. Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Klopp, 48, was appointed on October 8 on a three-year contract following the dismissal of Rodgers, who was sacked October 4 after three and a half years at the club. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during a press conference at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 9, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

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Signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan:
Signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan: "Mkhitaryan fits us like an arse on a bucket. What he offers is exactly what we need."
On his wife's books: "She wrote a book for children. It's like Harry Potter - but it's about football. There's no Harry Potter flying on his f****** stick - just football."
His singing skills on the team bus: "I couldn't have been a rock star, although I do sing Country Road very loudly on the PlayStation karaoke game."
What he told his players after a poor first half: "I told my players during the break: Since we're here anyway, we might actually play a bit of football."
Are players banned from having sex before matches? "My players sleep in double rooms the night before the match. I hope that nothing happens."
To a rival Schalke fan on the secret of winning the Bundesliga: "How do you explain to a blind person what colour is?"
Borussia Dortmund's rivalry with Bayern Munich: "We have a bow and arrow and if we aim well, we can hit the target. The problem is that Bayern has a bazooka. The probability that they will hit the target is clearly higher. But then Robin Hood was apparently quite successful."
On his playing career: "I never succeeded in bringing to the field what was going on in my brain. I had the talent for the fifth division, and the mind for the Bundesliga. The result was a career in the second division."
On Bayern: "They are like the Chinese in the business world. They look at what others are doing and copy it, just with more money."
Losing the 2013 Champions League final: "The only thing I can say is that it was great. London is the town of the Olympic Games. The weather was good, everything is OK. Only the result is s***."
On having had a hair transplant: "Yes, it's true. I underwent a hair transplant. And I think the results are really cool, don't you?"
On being sent to the stands: "I'm a bit proud of my first red card as coach. I approached the fourth official and said 'How many mistakes are allowed here? If it is 15 then you have one more.'"

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