New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made his first signing – and it will ensure he never drives alone.
The German, who joined the Anfield club last week, will drive a Vauxhall Insignia in his new role with the Anfield club.
It’s all part of the former Borussia Dortmund coach’s role as an Opel/Vauxhall Ambassador alongside names such as Bryan Adams and Claudia Schiffer.
Klopp has become a firm trademark with the Opel brand, supporting its portrayal of ‘sculptural artistry meets German precision’ and features on a business class flight promoting the Insignia as well as putting the Mokka through its paces on the track.
Opel has even credited the 48-year-old with turning round its fortunes in the country, saying his role as an ambassador helped boost sales of its Insignia model by 35 per cent last year.
However, Klopp’s biggest challenge may not be managing Liverpool’s high profile players like Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke and Philippe Coutinho, but mastering driving a right-hand drive car on the left-hand side of the road.
Vauxhall chief Rory Harvey said: “Klopp knows our business, he’s a car man and he most recently supported us at the Frankfurt Motor Show as we launched the all-new Brit built Astra.
“It’s great for both Opel and Vauxhall that he’s driving a Vauxhall Insignia and we wish him the best of luck at Liverpool Football Club.”
The Vauxhall Motors deal as ‘Official UK Car Partner’ for Liverpool FC will run through to the end of the 2015-16 season.
The brand is also the official sponsor of the UK Home Nations teams of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.