Liverpool is moving quickly to secure Jurgen Klopp as its new manager, and he reportedly is responding positively to the Reds’ advances.
The former Borussia Dortmund coach is favourite to take over from the Northern Irishman, with ex-Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti also in the frame.
The LMA statement read, “I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club”.
According to reports, Jürgen Klopp has signed a three-year contract to succeed him as Liverpool manager.
Bundesliga legend and former Germany worldwide Steffen Effenburg has predicted that a decision from Jurgen Klopp regarding the vacant Liverpool manager job may not be too far away, hinting that it could be the ideal challenge for the charismatic coach.
Last week, it was said in the German media that Klopp was being considered by Bayern Munich as a potential replacement for Pep Guardiola should he choose to leave Bavaria next summer.
“He had a great career as a player, and a sterling career as a manager – in terms of the clubs he’s managed”, Derby County boss Clement told Sky Sports.
“I think Jurgen Klopp is capable of helping out a lot of the top clubs in the world”.
He added: “His appointment would certainly excite the Liverpool fans who had become so disillusioned with Rodgers and in this day and age their part in the whole process can not be over-estimated”. Klopp enjoyed great success with the duo, taking Dortmund to two German League titles and one UEFA Champions League final. “He is a very good coach because he has a good mentality for it”, said Watzke. The two who are being most widely mentioned are Ancelotti and Klopp.
The Mirror claim that Liverpool’s American owners FSG and the clubs board members are set to hold a conference call via telephone today where they’re expected to sign-off a three-year deal for Klopp.
The 35-year-old former England global believes having Klopp in charge would bring a few much-needed confidence back to Liverpool which was lost under Rodgers. I think not. This reclamation project will need a leader with limitless energy and capacity for effort.