Jurgen Klopp has revealed his decision to reject Manchester United for a chance to replace David Moyes.
The German manager took over from Brendan Rodgers in Liverpool, four months after stepping down from his post at Dortmund.
“Yes, there was interest – Manchester United, yes, they were interested a year or a year and a half before, but it didn’t feel right,” he said.
“Yes, I’m a football romantic,” he said. “I’m confident but not as confident as other managers, thinking this club will call, that club will call.
“A lot of clubs called and I said ‘No, no chance, I need to make a break now’. Even my wife knew, if Liverpool is calling, I go.
“When Liverpool called, I had no chance. It was actually too early for my plans. I said, ‘Wow, come on!’
“But then coming here and feeling the spirit immediately, it was just, for me, a match in heaven.”