Fergie tapped up Klopp during his Borussia Dortmund days and the pair still text each other regularly and joined forces on Friday night a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Fortunately for Koppites, the German chose Liverpool and has brought the glory days back with Champions League and Premier League wins.
Jurgen Klopp turned down Manchester United when Sir Alex Ferguson approached him in 2013 and has since gone on to restore former glories at rivals Liverpool
Ferguson, who appeared with Klopp for an Alzheimer’s Society fundraiser on Friday, still speaks to the Liverpool manager by text
‘I never thought how it would have been at Manchester, not for one second because I am completely fine here. I am in the right place,’ said Klopp.
‘Even the weather is better in Liverpool than Manchester!
‘Alex and I have contact, He texts to say ‘This is my new number’ and I take it as a big honour. We have a really good relationship.
‘We were friends from my point of view working together for something good and on Sunday, he wants Manchester United to win, and I want Liverpool to win. That is possible (and still be friends).
Ferguson retired in 2013 after delivering one final Premier League title to Old Trafford
Klopp won Liverpool’s first league title in three decades last season but they find themselves behind United in the Premier League table ahead of Sunday’s Anfield showdown
Ferguson spotted Klopp’s talent early and gloomily told friends Liverpool would become a force again under his leadership.
At United, David Moyes, Jose Mourinho and Lous van Gaal failed to mount a title challenge but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his side to Anfield today as Premier League leaders.