Gerard Houllier: Klopp had a passion for Liverpool.

Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has revealed that new Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp had a passion for the Reds even before he joined the club.

The German signed for Liverpool in the summer following Brendan Rodgers' dismissal.

“Jürgen has personality,” the Frenchman told the Daily Express, reports. “I know Jürgen from UEFA meetings and he has always liked Liverpool. He had a passion for the club.

"He was always talking about Liverpool; what we did, how we lived. I can tell you he was a true fan of Liverpool and he was following the results before going there."

Liverpool are currently ninth on the Premier League table and face Watford this Sunday.

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