With the club more or less a sleeping giant when he first arrived in Dortmund seven years ago, Klopp gave Germany’s first winners of a European trophy a new style and a new identity.

Here is the German club’s letter to Kloppo in full:

“He also led the club to two German League titles (2011, 2012), the first-ever double in the club’s history (they won the DFB Cup in 2012 too), the final of the UEFA Champions League (2013) as well as three DFB Cup finals (2012, 2014, 2015) and three victories in the German Super Cup (2008, 2013, 2014).

“All of Dortmund, including President Reinhard Rauball, Chief Executive Officer Hans-Joachim Watzke and the whole South Stand, wish you, dear Jrgen, lots of luck and lots of success in this new chapter of your career.”

. Especially as the two clubs share a number of similarities: they are both working-class cities, share a love for football and, of course, sing a very important song: “You’ll never walk alone!”

That’s a whole 22 words more than Liverpool’s official statement confirming the sacking of Brendan Rodgers.

Borussia Dortmund have issued a 242-word statement congratulating former boss Jurgen Klopp on his new job at Liverpool.

“Jurgen Klopp has been appointed as the new manager of English Premier League club Liverpool. Klopp enjoyed plenty of success during his time at Dortmund and made them the darlings of Europe with their daring football and whole-hearted commitment.

“Now the fans of tenth-placed Liverpool will be hoping the Klopp era at Anfield sparks a similar footballing fairytale. On Friday the 48-year-old Dortmund legend signed a three-year contract with the Anfield outfit, who have won 18 English league titles and eight European competitions.

All of Dortmund, including President Reinhard Rauball, Chief Executive Officer Hans-Joachim Watzke and the whole South Stand, wish you, dear Jrgen

Borussia Dortmund

“The former BVB boss has been brought in by the Reds to repeat the success he enjoyed with the Black and Yellows between 2008 and 2015