Liverpool have confirmed Jurgen Klopp as their new manager. The former Borussia Dortmund head coach has signed a contract with the Premier League side to succeed Brendan Rodgers, who was dismissed on Sunday 4 October.

The new manager will be officially unveiled on Friday (9 October) morning when he will hold his press conference.

The club wrote via their official Twitter account: "Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce Jurgen Klopp has been appointed as the club's new manager. The German coach has signed a deal to take the helm at the Reds and will be presented at a press conference at Anfield on Friday morning."

Klopp had been one of the hottest properties in football management after leaving his post at Dortmund at the end of the 2014-15 season. The 48-year-old coach took over the Bundesliga side in 2008, lifting them from mid-table obscurity and guiding them to successive German league titles in 2010-11 and 2011-12 and a Champions League final in 2013.

Klopp's intensive and offensive brand of football has won him admirers across the continent has been linked with jobs at Europe's elite clubs during his rise to prominence.

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group have moved quickly to appoint their new manager before the club resume their Premier League campaign against Tottenham Hotspur on 17 October, confirming Klopp's arrival just five days on from Rodgers' dismissal.

Klopp takes the reins with the club sat in 10th place in the Premier League, having won just three of their opening eight games.