Two days after Brendan Rodgers was sacked from his post as Liverpool head coach, his replacement may have already been found. A former Bundesliga favorite appears set to make his move to the Premier League.
Premier League side Liverpool are hoping to appoint Jürgen Klopp as the club's new head coach by Friday, according to reports in the British media.
The Merseyside club fired Brendan Rodgers following a draw with rivals Everton on Sunday and reports since then have tipped the former Borussia Dortmund head coach as the front-runner to take over the job. Carlo Ancelotti, who like Klopp, is also currently out of work, has been mentioned as another leading candidate.
Reports in the British media on Tuesday suggested that talks between Liverpool and Klopp's representatives had progressed well, with the five-time European champions winners looking to appoint a new head coach before its next Premier League fixture, against Tottenham Hotspur on October 17.
The 48-year-old Klopp, though, has declined to comment on the speculation.
"There is nothing the say about it. Neither yes nor no," he told the mass-circulation newspaper "BILD."
Long before his departure from Borussia Dortmund at the end of a difficult 2014-15 season, Klopp had made it known that England was a country he would like to work in next. In an interview with English television station "BT Sport" in almost a year ago Klopp explained why the next logical step for him would be the Premier League.
"I think [England] is the only country where I should work, next to Germany, because it's the only language I know a little bit and I need that to work," Klopp said. "If someone calls me, we will see."
In his time with Borussia Dortmund, Klopp won two Bundesliga titles, a German Cup and reached the Champions League final in 2013. In his final season, the German coach could only guide his team to a seventh-place finish.