Although it is highly unlikely that Brendan Rodgers will be sacked during the course of this season due to his success in the previous campaign, Liverpool may still need to look towards the future whilst keeping their options open.
The Reds aren’t having the best start so far, with shock losses to Aston Villa, West Ham United, and most recently Newcastle United punctuating a difficult start.
If Rodgers fails to see his squad improve in the coming weeks, the board could decide to let him finish the current campaign before they consider their search for a new manager.
However, based on how they perform, here are FIVE potential candidates they should consider if the worst case scenario does take place.
Current Club: Queens Park Rangers
Having been part of the English game for most of his career, both as a player as well as a manager, his knowledge of the Premier League could be seen as an asset should Liverpool decide to consider a new boss. He was also linked with the Anfield job in the past and could be once again if a vacancy does open up.
He isn’t enjoying the best time at Queens Park Rangers at the moment with his side currently in the relegation zone after 10 matches. Depending on how QPR do during the course of the season, Redknapp is surely under pressure to prove his worth to the club.
Current Club: Napoli
Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez could also be in the running to return to Anfield after managing the club from 2004-2010. He enjoyed a rather successful spell, winning the FA Cup, Community Shield, UEFA Champions League, and the UEFA Super Cup.
Benitez is already a proven manager and could be the spark the Reds need in order to dominate in Europe once more. He was also previously interim manager at Chelsea in the 2012-2013 season where his squad were crowned UEFA Europa League champions.
Current Club: None
The possibility of Jamie Carragher stepping up as the next Liverpool coach at the moment is rather slim, but he could become one in the future should the club consider him as a candidate. Having spent his entire senior career at Anfield, making over 500 appearances, he is someone who knows everything there is to know about the squad.
He could start as an assistant, similar to what Ryan Giggs is doing at Manchester United before eventually stepping up to the plate when the time is right. He also previously revealed that he believes he could be a very good Liverpool manager.
Current Club: Atletico Madrid
When it comes to picking a successful manager, Diego Simeone’s name easily comes to mind. In only two short years, he turned Atletico Madrid into a championship winning side, picking up five titles from 2011-2014. One huge achievement was to be crowned La Liga champions, beating both Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona to the award.
Although he has never managed in the Premier League, his hard-man coaching style and passion for success could be exactly what Liverpool need to guide them back into the top four. The club undoubtedly has the quality, but they might need someone who is willing to push the players week-in-week-out to guarantee the results.
Current Club: Borussia Dortmund
Jurgen Klopp is one of the most notable managers due to his passionate coaching methods, especially when seen screaming and urging his team from the sidelines. He enjoyed huge success with Borussia Dortmund in the past few seasons, picking up two consecutive Bundesliga titles and even coming second in the UEFA Champions League only the way.
He is a manager that is constantly being linked with a move to the English Premier League with a number of clubs already considering him as their next manager. Chelsea, Manchester City, as well as Manchester United were said to be after him at the end of the previous season and is also tipped to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. If Klopp ever decides to leave Germany, many believe his next destination will definitely be the English Premier League.