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Exclusive: Jurgen Klopp sounds out Didi Hamann over Liverpool job

Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to compatriot Dietmar Hamann ahead of a potential move to become the new Liverpool manager.

04.08.2010, Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, GER, Freundschaftsspiel, Borrussia Dortmund vs Manchester City, im Bild: Dortmunds Trainer Jürgen / Juergen Klopp (GER) mit Daumen hoch, gibt Anweisungen, EXPA Pictures © 2010, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Scholz+++++ ATTENTION - OUT OF GER +++++

Klopp is the favourite and leading contender to replace Brendan Rodgers at Anfield after the Northern Irishman was sacked following Sunday’s 1-1- draw with Everton on Sunday.

And Klopp, the former Borussia Dortmund manager, has been seeking advice from former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann ahead of a potential move to Merseyside.

We understand that Hamann, who is currently in Germany, has spoke to Klopp in recent weeks and could even be offered a role on the 48-year-old’s backroom staff should he be confirmed as the new manager.

Hamann, who completed his UEFA Pro Licence coaching qualification in 2013, has been providing advice to Klopp and recommending the move to Liverpool.

Hamann, who played for the Reds from 1999 to 2006 – winning every trophy except the title during his seven year stay – is unlikely to accept an official role should he be offered one.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 15, 2001: Liverpool's Dietmar Hamann and Everton's Thomas Graveson during the Premiership match at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp will likely be keen appoint a former player and Hamann, along with former forward Robbie Fowler are two that would be in the running. Fowler had put himself forward for the first-team coach role that Gary McAllister eventually was appointed to in the summer.

We understand that McAllister and assistant manager Sean O’Driscoll will definitely be leaving the club along with Rodgers.

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Former defender Jamie Carragher has backed Klopp to get the job, saying on Sunday: “If it was me I would go for Klopp ahead of Ancelotti. I think he’s got more to prove. Ancelotti is a great manager of course but he’s gone to clubs where you would expect to win trophies.”

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