Liverpool FC legend Robbie Fowler recently revealed why Jurgen Klopp turned down offers from some of the richest clubs in the world such as Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Klopp left Borussia Dortmund four months prior to signing for Liverpool. The German was in massive demand throughout the break due to his excellent work while he was in charge of the Bundesliga club.

According to Fowler, the clubs that approached Klopp included Manchester United and Real. However, Klopp felt the rich clubs were more focussed on commercialization rather than a balance between money and identity.

"I did an interview with [Klopp] a couple of years ago and he told me he turned down a couple of super-rich clubs after Dortmund – one of them was definitely ­Manchester United, the other probably Real Madrid – because he hated how they were focused solely on ­commercial influences," Fowler told The Mirror.

Klopp was linked to Man Utd following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement. However, when Klopp did not show a positive interest, the Red Devils instead roped in Davis Moyes as their boss.

"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."

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp before Liverpool's 3-1 defeat to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium Leicester, England, Feb. 27, 2017. Reuters

"He also said he backed himself to make Anfield great again, even without the riches of the super-elite in world football – that he could do it another way. He’s not there yet, but he has certainly given Liverpool fans their ­belief back – and their pride, too. I have witnessed that," Fowler added.

Under his management, Liverpool also bagged their sixth Champions League title after they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the final in Madrid last season. In the ongoing 2019-20 season, Klopp has led Liverpool to top of the points table in Premier League as the Reds are eight points clear of the reigning champions Manchester City, courtesy of their eight straight wins this season.

On the other hand, Man Utd are undergoing their worst start in almost 30 years as they are placed 12th at the moment on the points table.