1 Jurgen Klopp Jurgen Klopp is relishing the challenge of leading Liverpool and has vowed to instil a playing philosophy that is ‘very emotional, very fast and very strong’.The former Borussia Dortmund boss was confirmed as Brendan Rodgers’ successor on Thursday night, signing a three-year contract along with assistants Zeijko Buvac and Peter Krawietz.“I am very excited by the challenge we face and eager to start the job and begin implementing our ideas and ways of working with this team,” the German told the club’s official website.“This is a talented group of players and there is still much to compete for this season.”Klopp was known for introducing an exciting, attractive brand of football at Dortmund, and he is promising more of the same at Anfield.“Winning is important but so is how you win and how you play the game,” he said.“I believe in a playing philosophy that is very emotional, very fast and very strong. My teams must play at full throttle and take it to the limit every single game.“It is important to have a playing philosophy that reflects your own mentality, reflects the club and gives you a clear direction to follow. Tactical of course, but tactical with a big heart.“Liverpool has extraordinary supporters and Anfield is a world renowned home, with an incredible atmosphere. I want to build a great relationship with these supporters and give them memories to cherish. I hope we can feed off each other’s energy and that we take this journey together.”Klopp’s standing in the game is high after his impressive seven-year spell at Dortmund, during which he won the Bundesliga twice.His signing is understandably seen as a major coup for the club, with chairman Tom Werner stating: “In Jürgen Klopp we have appointed a world-class manager with a proven track record of winning and someone who has the personality and charisma to reignite this football club and take the team forward.“When an opportunity presents itself to acquire one of the most sought-after leaders in the game, it is something you have to pursue decisively and we are delighted he has accepted our invitation.“He possesses all the qualities we are looking for in a manager – he is a strong, inspirational leader, who has a clear philosophy of high energy, attacking football. Critically, he is also a winner and someone who can connect with and enthuse our supporters“It is our job now to support Jürgen every step of the way and help him achieve his full potential at this great football club.“He is enthusiastic about the squad of players and wants the team to fight to achieve success this season and beyond. His attitude is infectious and we believe it will lift the entire club.”Klopp will take over a Liverpool side currently 10th in the Premier League after securing just one victory in their last six league games – although they are just three points off the top four and only six behind leaders Manchester City.His first game at the helm will be away from home, at Tottenham next Saturday, and his first appearance in the Anfield dugout comes five days later when the Reds face Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.