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Liverpool great Dalglish: Klopp saying 'I'm the normal one' swung it for him

Liverpool great Sir Kenny Dalglish has spoken of his first impressions of Jurgen Klopp.

Dalglish recognised a kindred spirit when Klopp delivered his very first press conference when he was appointed boss in October 2015.

He said: “When he [Klopp] was appointed everyone was really excited.

"And he nailed himself to the people when he said 'I'm the normal one'.

“Because that's what the Liverpool people are. They just want people to be normal, very good at their job, but they don't need it slammed in their face every two minutes.

“It's important that the club has a feelgood factor. Jurgen certainly brought that in and that's the way it used to be at Liverpool.

"I don't think it's a coincidence that that was when it was successful as well.

“It's one area where Jurgen is brilliant.

"It is not about me, me, me it is about us, it is about Liverpool, it is about the supporters.

Liverpool has always been close to the community - and he has epitomized that and bought into that and agreed with it."

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