Liverpool fail twice in landing German manager

Liverpool have failed with two attempts to appoint former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp as a replacement for under fire boss Brendan Rodgers, according to reports in the Daily Star.

The German is out of work after leaving the Bundesliga giants at the end of last season, having led the club to two league titles and the 2013 Champions League final.

He has been linked with taking over the Bayern hot seat should Pep Guardiola depart at the end of the season. The Spaniard has been long rumoured to be top of Manchester City’s wish list.

Journalist Rapheal Honglestein told the Guardian ‘It’s not a secret by now that Liverpool have tried twice to get Klopp to take over.’

Current boss Brendan Rodgers is yet to win a trophy with the Reds, and has received criticism. A section of support have recently started a fundraising campaign to raise the relevant compensation in order to relieve the former Swansea boss of his duties.

Honglstein believes there might be an ‘opportunity to sit down and discuss things going forward in November.’

‘I’m not sure if that’s directly related to what Liverpool are doing this season (but) maybe it’s for next season.’

Rodgers took over from Kenny Dalglish in 2012, and almost won the league during 2013-14, where he finished second to Manchester City.