Manchester United approached Klopp, then at Borussia Dortmund, about taking on from David Moyes after the Scot used to be axed in 2014.
However, the German made up our minds to stay in his native land with Louis van Gaal in the end happening to get the job.
And Klopp, chatting with Sky Sports, has now printed he grew to become down the function as it didn’t really feel proper for him.
“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 stated.
“I couldn’t say Man United is not my club, it didn’t feel right.”
Van Gaal would remaining two years at Old Trafford earlier than being changed by means of Jose Mourinho.
Klopp, in the meantime, took a sabbatical 12 months after spurning the advances of United.
However, he minimize it quick in October 2015 when Liverpool, contemporary from sacking Brendan Rodgers, got here calling.
And Klopp has now lifted the lid on his resolution to take the reins on Merseyside quite than Manchester.
“Yes, I’m a football romantic,” he stated.
“I am assured however no longer as assured as different managers, pondering this membership will name, that membership will name.
“A large number of golf equipment referred to as and I stated ‘No, no probability, I want to make a smash now’. Even my spouse knew, if Liverpool is asking, I am going.
“When Liverpool referred to as, I had no probability. It used to be in truth too early for my plans. I stated, ‘Wow, come on!’
“But then coming right here and feeling the spirit straight away, it used to be simply, for me, a fit in heaven.”