Liverpool Set To Announce Klopp As Club Boss
Liverpool are in advanced talks to bring in Jurgen Klopp as their new manager and hope to confirm the deal within 48 hours.Klopp is expected to travel to Merseyside on today to continue talks with the club over replacing Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday.
Klopp is the club’s preferred candidate to replace Rodgers ahead of former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, who on Tuesday appeared to rule himself out of the running, and talks with his representatives in Germany have reached an “advanced stage”.
Klopp has spoken personally to the American owners, although he is yet to accept the job.
On Tuesday, the former Dortmund manager smiled when asked by a reporter from German newspaper Bild about his talks with the Reds, stating: “There’s nothing to say. Neither one [answer] nor the other.”
Former Liverpool midfielder, Dietmar Hamann believes Klopp would represent “a very good appointment”, while another ex-Germany international who played for the Reds, Karl-Heinz Riedle, has praised the 48-year-old’s coaching acumen. If Klopp does take over at Anfield, he is expected to bring in his former Dortmund assistant, Bosnian Zeljko Buvac. Buvac is known as ‘The Brain’ due to his tactical knowledge and Klopp has described him as a “master of every form of training”. The pair have known each other since 1992 when they were team-mates at Mainz.