According to The Athletic journalist James Pearce, Pepijn Lijnders could be considered as a potential replacement for Jurgen Klopp when the German eventually decides to leave his position as Liverpool manager.
There are certainly no indications that Klopp is considering his future at Anfield having only recently signed a new deal, but Pearce said that a replacement might be needed in the summer of 2024.
The journalist claimed that Lijnders – currently assistant manager of the Reds – could be a part of the conversation should the job become available.
Meanwhile, Pearce also claimed that RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann would be considered if the 32-year-old continues to impress.
Some of the Liverpool fans would welcome Lijnders being given a chance.
I want Lijnders to take over when Klopp leaves.
— John Williamson (@birdiejoey2) March 17, 2020
Lijnders, Nagelsmann, Marco Rose
3 of the names that should be at the front of the queue, all things considered, when Klopp calls it a day
— Dan LFC (@Dan19LFC) March 17, 2020
If and when Klopp decides to go, the board would be wise to go for Pep Ljinders as the continuity candidate. I know many would want Stevie, but I would like to think Pep is above him in the queue. Stevie afterwards.
— Colin Nickless (@NicklessColin) March 17, 2020
However, others would prefer Nagelsmann, who left Hoffenheim to take charge of Leipzig last summer, to be given the chance to replace Klopp.
Nagelsmann all day long for me
— ME (@drbailey3434) March 17, 2020
I believe Nagelsmann would make a great successor to Klopp in about 10 years time ! 😉 Lots of similaritys to our beloved manager, beside the language. Passionated, style of play, great with talent, likeable character and at the right age to build on.
— Michael Smedegaard 🇩🇰 (@_Smedegaard) March 17, 2020
Nagelsmann is the one for now…
— MR. Liverpool (@WwwGohan22) March 17, 2020
Their preference for Nagelsmann is by no means surprising. He was linked with Spurs as a potential replacement for Mauricio Pochettino and is overseeing a fine season a Leipzig.
As well as being third in the Bundesliga, they’ve just progressed from the first knockout round of the Champions League.