Liverpool chairman Tom Werner believes that the Reds gave Brendan Rodgers enough time to prove his credentials and his sacking last week was more down to his inability to bring the best out of his players. The Merseyside club appointed Klopp to take over the helm at Anfield and Werner insists that the former Borussia Dortmund man is the world-class coach they were looking for.
Rodgers spent three seasons at Anfield, in which he failed to qualify for the Champions League in two, but almost won the league in his second season, with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge firing on all cylinders. Suarez's departure and an injury to Sturridge brought an end to that run and after a dire start to the current season the board lost faith in the former Swansea manager's ability to take the team forward.
Klopp is a seasoned performer on the greatest stage. His two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund and a Champions League final puts him above Rodgers in terms of achievements.
"When we appointed Brendan we thought he was going to be the right manager for Liverpool. Obviously we now feel that we have got the world-class manager and beyond that there is not much more I would like to say," Werner said, as quoted by Goal.
"We gave Brendan, as you know, an opportunity to see if we could improve this season. There was some very good football last season and some not so good football."
Rodgers spent a lot of money for the past two seasons, the majority of which was attributed to a special transfer committee which operated behind the scenes. However, Werner refused to claim responsibility for the failed transfers and insisted that Rodgers still had a massive role to play in choosing the targets.
"There were some challenges that dealt with injuries, we brought in some new players that Brendan recommended that we thought would take us forward," he added.
"We are where we are. I don't want to say too much. Brendan is an outstanding manager and we decided to move in a different direction and I am very optimistic."