Anfield legend Kevin Keegan has also spoken of his desire to see Gerrard work with Liverpool’s new manager, although he believes it should be Italian Carlo Ancelotti that gets the nod.
Times reporter Tony Barrett is an astute and authoritative voice when it comes to Merseyside clubs and his steer from Liverpool is that Klopp is set to land a three-year contract. “That move would increase the likelihood of Sean O’Driscoll and Gary McAllister, Liverpool’s assistant manager and first-team coach respectively, following Rodgers out of the club”.
The appeal for FSG of securing the services of Klopp is clear.
It’s an ambitious appointment from Liverpool, if true, and one man who will certainly be familiar with Klopp’s work is Reds midfielder Emre Can.
“Reading the CVs and what they have done and where they have done it and how many times they have done it, it is a no-brainer really”, he told talkSPORT.
‘The former Borussia Dortmund coach is keen to come but has told the club he will not bow down to the infamous Anfield transfer committee that has overseen so many poor incoming deals over the last two or three years.
Former Germany midfielder Stefan Effenberg believes his compatriot and good friend Jurgen Klopp is well-suited to Liverpool.
“He gave me this answer a couple of weeks ago”.
And speaking at the Aspire For Sport conference in Berlin he added: “Liverpool is one of the greatest atmospheres”. Fans are desperate to see Jurgen Klopp take the role, having impressed so much with former club Borussia Dortmund.
Today’s back page headlines are focused on Liverpool’s search for a new manager and all the leading newspapers are claiming Jurgen Klopp is close to becoming Brendan Rodgers’ successor.
“The emotions in Liverpool need to be awakened”, he said. Someone with a philosophy, someone who is ready to “go again”, someone who is prepared to go through adversity to the stars.
“In my opinion, Klopp would be a great fit at Bayern”.
Talks are ongoing over a compensation package with his sacking expected to cost Liverpool around £7million.