Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has been announced as the replacement to Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, it has been confirmed.
The 48 year-old becomes just the second German to manage in the Premier League, after Felix Magath at Fulham. Having stepped down from his post at Dortmund at the end of last season, he has taken the summer off, but returns to management at Anfield.
It was rumoured throughout the week that it was a two-horse race between Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti for the job, but the latter ruled himself out of contention, clearing the way for the German to take the reins.
BBC report that he is signing a three year contract at the club, and will bring former assistants Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, from Bosnia and Germany respectively, for his back-room staff.
Jurgen Klopp agrees 3-year deal to become the new Liverpool manager. The German arrives in the city this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/gQcqB0Bm4n
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 8, 2015
His first game will be away to Tottenham on Saturday week, and his Anfield debut will come in the Europa League against Rubin Kazan the following Tuesday.
Liverpool are currently 10th in the Premier League, six points behind leaders Manchester City. With some high profile signings such as Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino having arrived at Merseyside this summer, it is exciting times for Liverpool fans.