The pair were brought in this summer as part of a backroom reshuffle which saw Rodgers’ close friend Colin Pascoe and another former player Mike Marsh jettisoned after a robust end-of-season review.
The Reds fired manager Brendan Rodgers after the 1-1 draw with Everton, a result which leaves the Reds with just three wins from their opening eight games.
And Germany global Can, who signed for Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, rates the out-of-work Klopp highly.
“Jurgen Klopp is certainly a great coach”, Can told German newspaper Die Welt.
As for Brendan, the pressure has been building and building and there is no doubt in my mind that he has lost his job because there are two managers out of work in Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp, who all the big clubs would be interested in.
Klopp is understood to be open to the idea of a move, with reports suggesting that talks between Liverpool and his representatives were progressing well.
“Jurgen Klopp, who lives out his passion and love for the game, would fit wonderfully to Liverpool’s mentality”.
Liverpool are keen to get the new man in position soon, so that he can prepare for next week’s clash against Tottenham and Klopp seems to be their man. He is a very good coach because he has a good mentality for it.
Should Liverpool make a U-turn and axe the transfer committee? It is a marvellous club. “That makes you happy when such a great player comes to you on its own and says something”.
If Klopp is to be appointed during the worldwide break, he can welcome the form of Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Sturridge and Ings as key positives, but with the likes of Can, Milner and Clyne underperforming and Firmino, Benteke and Henderson all recovering from injury, his work will be cut out for him.
“I haven’t had any contact with him for a few days now and I also don’t talk about such things with him”, Gundogan said at a news conference ahead of Germany’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Republic of Ireland.
“He gave me this answer a couple of weeks ago”.
The German manager’s cold shoulder did not stop FSG reaching out again a year later when club legend Kenny Dalglish, Hodgson’s replacement, was released from his second spell in the Anfield dugout.