English Premiership soccer side Liverpool have made contact with representatives of Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti. I like what I see.
The German left former club Borussia Dortmund after an unbelievable end to last season, which saw them rise from the relegation zone to qualifying for the Europa League.
“I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club”, he said.
“He gave me this reply a few weeks in the past”.
Former Germany midfielder Stefan Effenberg believes Klopp will be back coaching “very, very soon” and thinks he is suited to Anfield.
The Reds officially opened talks with the former Borussia Dortmund boss on Monday – 24 hours after Brendan Rodgers was relieved of his duties following the 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison. It’s much the same as Dortmund.
Klopp is a two-time Bundesliga champion and even led Dortmund to the Champions League final a few seasons ago, where they lost to Bayern Munich in the final at Wembley.
Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaeus said Klopp would be the flawless fit at Liverpool.
It was speculated that Rodgers had been suddenly ousted as manager of the club due to another manager becoming available, and Klopp’s sudden appointment as his successor will cement that theory.
While nothing is official yet, most major sources are pointing to Liverpool signing a manager who is effectively The Beatles circa 1963, I’m talking about Kloppo.
And speaking at the Aspire For Sport conference in Berlin he added: “Liverpool is one of the greatest atmospheres”.
Per Ladyman, Klopp was set for a “transatlantic board meeting via videophone” with Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group in which the Reds hierarchy were hoping to appoint him to the managerial role at Anfield on a three-year deal.
Negotiations will now take place over his severance package, which could reportedly cost Liverpool in excess of seven million pounds ($10.60 million). I’m just not sure they have the quality of players needed, but if Klopp can steer them back into the top four that would be a good achievement and the big turnaround in fortunes that Liverpool need.