Liverpool FC to name former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp new manager

Liverpool Football Club is set to name former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp as their new manager

The 48-year-old boss is set to arrive on Merseyside for further negotiations with the Anfield club before signing a three-year contract with Reds after agreeing to succeed Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

The German would replace Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday, following the 1-1 Premier League draw at derby rivals Everton.

Liverpool had been considering former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, who is out of work, but the 56-year-old Italian has suggested he may only return to management next season. “I enjoy my time now but, of course, I want to come back to manage – to work – because it is my passion, he said

It would be recalled that Klopp guided Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles before he departed this summer after a difficult domestic campaign in which they lost the German Cup final to Wolfsburg and finished seventh in the league.

Klopp wants former assistants Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz as coaches.

Bosnian Buvac, 54, and German Krawietz, 43, were key members of Klopp’s backroom team during his time at Dortmund.

While commending Klopp, Germany and Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, said his former manager would be a “Fantastic addition” to Liverpool .

In the book called ‘Pep Confidential’, author Marti Perarnau reveals just how much admiration Guardiola had for Klopp’s Dortmund team.

Depsite winning 3-0 at the home of Dortmund in November 2013, the former Barcelona boss reveals his admiration for how Klopp’s side play.

Guardiola told Perarnau: “They’re like a steamroller, unstoppable. There are other teams who counter-attack brilliantly, like Madrid for example, but Dortmund are unique.

“I’ve never seen anything like it. They are completely focused for 90 minutes, waiting for you to mess up a pass so that they can set their sprinters on you.

“I must take some time to really study this and see if there’s any way to stop them.”

Joachim Low believes Jurgen Klopp could replicate his success at Borussia Dortmund with Liverpool .

The Reds are poised to confirm Klopp’s appointment as Brendan Rodgers’ successor by the end of the week.

Klopp, 48, led Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga titles and helped them reach the Champions League final in 2013.

And Germany boss Low reckons Klopp could add silverware to Liverpool’s trophy cabinet.

Speaking ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifier against Republic of Ireland, Low said: “I can understand exactly why Liverpool would want him.

“He had a fantastic time in Dortmund. There are some similarities between Liverpool and BVB.”

The question is: Will The Reds be better under Klopp?


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