JURGEN KLOPP rejected taking the Manchester United job in 2015 as he "hated" how Ed Woodward runs the club, according to Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler.
The Reds idol, nicknamed "God" by fans, has revealed the German chief snubbed Woodward's advances due to the latter's obsession with money.
Klopp, 52, would rather manage a side with a good balance between business and identity – ultimately picking Liverpool, claims Fowler.
The former England striker revealed: "I did an interview with him a couple of years ago and he told me he turned down a couple of super-rich clubs after Borussia Dortmund.
"One of them was definitely Manchester United, the other probably Real Madrid – because he hated how they were focused solely on commercial influences.
"He said he liked Liverpool because they had a balance between the money needed to reach the top and the history and identity of the club and their fans."
Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers in the Liverpool hotseat in October 2015 and has gone on to transform the club's fortunes.
After years stuck in the Europa League places, Klopp has created a squad of genuine title-contenders.
On top of that, the German chief led Liverpool to the club's sixth Champions League crown earlier this summer – beating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid.
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