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Juergen Klopp takes over as new Liverpool manager

Liverpool hired Juergen Klopp as its new manager on Thursday, turning to one of Europe's most respected and charismatic coaches to reverse a slump in form and return success to the fallen English giant. The English Premier League club has called a news conference for Friday morning when Klopp will be officially unveiled. Brendan Rodgers was fired on Sunday following an 18-month slump since nearly winning the Premier League title in 2014. Klopp left Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season after guiding the club to two German league titles and a Champions League final. His first match in charge of Liverpool will be against Tottenham on Oct. 17. In preparation for Klopp's...