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Published 12/10/2015

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.

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly moved into the penthouse apartment of the man he replaced at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers.

Klopp will reportedly pay around £4,000-a-month rent to move into the flat, estimated to be worth £1.2million.

The German, who arrived in the job on Friday and watched the Liverpool Under-18 side beat Stoke on Saturday, was pictured with his family in the Sefton Park area of the city with his wife Ulla, security chief and Liverpool FC liaison officer Ray Haughan.

Klopp's stepson and girlfriend were also on the trip as the new Liverpool manager is said to have explored the city; he was pictured on Friday night having a beer and a cigarette at a pub in the city centre on Friday night.

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In an interview with German newspaper Bild, Klopp said he was "humbled" by the chance to manage the club, and has also asked for patience.

"I am humbled to have this chance," he said. "Lots of German coaches have been successful but not many come here. This is a big challenge for me and my coaching team.

"Liverpool have had a period without success and changed managers a lot. Now the hope is for miracles, but progress takes time.

"I had a long conversation [with John Henry]. The aim is to develop a recognisable brand of football."

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