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Klopp explains how he rejected rivals to manage Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken out on how he rejected the chance to manage Manchester United in favour of joining Liverpool.

“Yes there was interest – Manchester United, yes they were interested a year or a year-and-a-half before, but it didn’t feel right,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “I couldn’t say Man United is not my club, it didn’t feel right.

“When Liverpool called, I had no chance. It was actually too early for my plans. I said, ‘Wow, come on!’ But then coming here and feeling the spirit immediately, it was just, for me, a match in heaven.”

Klopp became Reds manager in 2015 following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers and after a successful several year spell in charge of Borussia Dortmund, he became an in-demand manager and was also wanted by Manchester United.

Klopp signed a three-year deal with the Reds in 2015 which was extended till 2022 a year later. Despite having yet to win silverware with the club, he is held in high-esteem by most fans of the club.

Though the Reds have been unconvincing during the past few years, they proved what they are capable of on Sunday as they recorded a 4-3 win against runaway leaders Manchester City. This also marked Pep Guardiola’s sides first defeat in the league this season.