Football: Klopp says his new job at Liverpool is 'the biggest challenge' in the international game

Jurgen Klopp appointed as the successor to Brendan Rodgers as the new Liverpool manager.
Jurgen Klopp appointed as the successor to Brendan Rodgers as the new Liverpool manager.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - New Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp described his job as "the biggest challenge" in world football on Friday following his appointment as the successor to Brendan Rodgers.

"Maybe it is the biggest challenge this moment in the world of football," Klopp said in an interview with Liverpool's in house television channel, LFCTV. "But I was never a guy for an easy way. In this moment it is the most interesting job in world football."

Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Klopp, 48, was appointed on Thursday on a three-year contract following the dismissal of Rodgers, who was sacked last Sunday after 31/2 years at the club.

His first game at the helm will be a trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Oct17.