Klopp reveals why he snubbed Manchester United's interest

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Jurgen Klopp has opened up on why he chose to become Liverpool boss over the many other clubs who had contacted him regarding the manager's position.

"I am very positive about our future because Jurgen attracts the best players". Bayern Munich thought they were the better team in the two games, but what is better at the end?

Now Klopp has revealed details of a heart to heart chat the pair had afterwards that he thinks has helped the player to improve hugely over the second half of this season.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com on board the team flight to Kiev on Thursday afternoon, Klopp said: "Millie (Milner) was clear [he would be fit] and Emre is a surprise".

'When you see the pictures - and I realise it as well, by the way - I look still like a player. that's not cool, but that's me.

"The road to Kiev has been fantastic and what's exciting about this is that I think we deserve to be in the final".

"I haven't seen the interview", Marcelo said.




Now, ahead of leading the Reds out in the Champions League final in his first stint in the competition with his club, Klopp has spoken about why Merseyside was the right fit for him.

In doing so, the Reds have surpassed FC Barcelona's record of 45 goals in the 1999/2000 Champions League season.

Their paths to Ukraine really could not have been more different, but here they are and they are preparing to do battle against each other for the first time. These players have been doing it every week and creating countless chances per game.

However, despite the tie being a huge deal for both sets of fans, a win for Liverpool would also be a big moment for Sunderland's Academy.

"Another little agreement with my players: for the good performance, they are responsible. I don't know why, but I can take the pressure", he added.

"There are opportunities for us, we know that - and they know it as well", Klopp said.

"And then in 20 or 30 years' time, hopefully people can look back on this team and say how good it was and how special it was what they achieved".

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