Jürgen Klopp has been appointed as the new manager of English Premier League club Liverpool. On Friday the 48-year-old Dortmund legend signed a three-year contract with the Anfield outfit, who have won 18 English league titles and eight European competitions.

The former BVB boss has been brought in by the Reds to repeat the success he enjoyed with the Black and Yellows between 2008 and 2015. With the club more or less a sleeping giant when he first arrived in Dortmund seven years ago, Klopp gave Germany's first winners of a European trophy a new style and a new identity. He also led the club to two German League titles (2011, 2012), the first-ever double in the club's history (they won the DFB Cup in 2012 too), the final of the UEFA Champions League (2013) as well as three DFB Cup finals (2012, 2014, 2015) and three victories in the German Super Cup (2008, 2013, 2014).

Now the fans of tenth-placed Liverpool will be hoping the Klopp era at Anfield sparks a similar footballing fairytale. Especially as the two clubs share a number of similarities: they are both working-class cities, share a love for football and, of course, sing a very important song: "You'll never walk alone!"

All of Dortmund, including President Reinhard Rauball, Chief Executive Officer Hans-Joachim Watzke and the whole South Stand, wish you, dear Jürgen, lots of luck and lots of success in this new chapter of your career.

Boris Rupert