However, as reported by Andy Hunter of the Guardian, owners FSG are also considering Carlo Ancelotti as the replacement for Brendan Rodgers.
Hunter writes that: “Klopp is seen as the ideal appointment providing he can be persuaded to end his sabbatical for the chance to revive Liverpool.”
The Telegraph‘s Chris Bascombe writes that Klopp is seen as a better fit than Ancelotti.
Meanwhile, Matt Law, also of The Telegraph claims Klopp has “told friends that he expects to return to management within the next fortnight, despite refusing to name his destination.”
Liverpool are believed to have sought out both Ancelotti and Klopp in recent weeks, with the decision to sack Rodgers taken before the Merseyside derby on Sunday.
Klopp is an ideal fit for Liverpool, as noted by Bascombe when he writes: “Klopp’s familiarity with Liverpool’s club model – and comfort working at a club where others have more control over recruitment – is attractive to the Anfield owners.”
Contrary to previous reports in certain media, Klopp is happy working under the structure FSG desire and his agent has previously explained that Klopp prefers not to make the signings himself.