Liverpool’s American owners may be “tempted” to replace Brendan Rodgers with Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp this summer, according to the Times’ Football Editor, Tony Evans.
The Reds’ season appears to be all but over, barring a minor miracle that could see them sneak into the top four, with Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final loss to Aston Villa the latest in a succession of recent big match blows.
Although there has been nothing to suggest that Fenway Sports Group are pondering axing Rodgers after three trophy-less years in charge at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s impending Dortmund exit – he will leave the club this summer – has prompted calls for the German to be brought to Merseyside by some fans.
And Evans told talkSPORT that he thinks FSG may well look into the possibility:
“Liverpool might be tempted by Jurgen Klopp,
“I wouldn’t say Brendan Rodgers is safe. I didn’t realise how close he was to losing his job in December until recently. FSG are very ruthless and they have a vision of how they want this club to work.”
Evans then went on to say that Liverpool’s transfer committee could, however, deter Klopp:
“If they went to Jurgen Klopp and said, ‘this is how it’s going to work’, I don’t think many managers of the highest standing would accept the way they want to go forward,
“They get the transfer committee to target players and giving the manager a group of young players to work with and coach them. Klopp would want more say over any new arrival.”