Klopp Finally Speaks Out Amid Reports He’s Set To Be Named New Liverpool Boss
Jurgen Klopp appears to have confirmed he’s held talks with Liverpool as reports intensify suggesting he’ll replace Brendan Rodgers in the Anfield hot-seat
Jurgen Klopp appears to have confirmed he’s held talks with Liverpool as reports intensify suggesting he’s set to replace Brendan Rodgers in the Anfield hot-seat, according to the Mirror.
After a hugely disappointing start to the new season, Rodgers was relieved of his duties on Sunday night following their 1-1 draw at Everton – which made it just one win in their last nine games in all competitions.
Klopp has quickly emerged as the bookmakers favourite to take over at Anfield after he made it clear he’s willing to cut-short his sabbatical following his exit from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
The Mirror are one of several newspapers who’re reporting that Liverpool have already made a formal approach to the German coach and are hopeful of reaching an agreement before the end of the week.
Klopp has now broken his silence and appears to have confirmed that talks with the Merseysiders have indeed taken place – although he’s remained coy over whether he’s ready to accept the job after saying no definitive answer has been given just yet.
When asked about talks with Liverpool, Klopp is quoted by the Mirror as saying:
“There’s nothing to say,”
“Neither a definite yes nor a definite no. I’m going home now,” he said before laughing and walking away.
So Klopp has refused to confirm the speculation but you wouldn’t expect him to until all parties are ready for things to be officially announced, so I’m still fully expecting the former Dortmand boss to be named as Rodgers’ successor over the coming days.
The Mirror claim that Liverpool’s American owners FSG and the clubs board members are set to hold a conference call via telephone today where they’re expected to sign-off a three-year deal for Klopp.
The newspaper says that key to the agreement was that Klopp is willing to work with the current transfer committee but will be given the final say on all incoming players – although he will have to deal with the same financial restrictions that Rodgers worked under.
As long as there are no last minute problems, Klopp should be unveiled as Liverpool’s new manager by the end of the week giving him plenty of time to prepare for his first game in charge, which will see the Reds head to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham on October 17.
I think it will be an excellent appointment as he’ll give the club an immediate lift and he’s a top class motivator who’ll get the best out of the current squad of players. Let’s wait for something concrete to come out but I think it’s just a matter of time before Klopp arrives at Anfield.
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