Jurgen Klopp has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager, according to reports.
Liverpool bosses are set to “make an approach” to former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp in light of Brendan Rodgers’ sacking.
That is according to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo, who claims that Klopp has emerged as the Reds owners Fenway Sports Group’s “leading candidate” for the role.
“The Reds will make an approach to the former Borussia Dortmund boss over the coming days as they seek a successor to Brendan Rodgers,” Pearce writes.
“Carlo Ancelotti and Frank de Boer will also come under consideration but Klopp is viewed as the ideal replacement by Anfield’s hierarchy.”
Pearce also adds that Klopp is “eager to hold talks with the Reds.”
This will provide the Ulsterman’s successor with time to implement the inevitable changes over the international break—and John W. Henry and Tom Werner are seemingly intent on hiring a manager capable of doing so quickly.
The Press Association’s Carl Markham hinted at a shift in ideals from FSG:
FSG now looking for a @LFC manager with a 'pedigree' so the 'young, progressive' experiment is over – for now.
— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) October 4, 2015
Klopp would certainly bring pedigree to Merseyside, having won six major honours during his seven-year spell at Dortmund—including back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011/12 and 2012/13.
The former Mainz defender would also bring experience of top-level European competition, having led Dortmund to the Champions League final in 2013.
The charismatic German would usher in an exciting new era at Anfield.