Liverpool have made contact with the representatives of Jürgen Klopp regarding the vacant managerial position at Anfield, it has emerged.
It is also understood that former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is amongst the front runners for the job.
The Reds parted company with Brendan Rodgers on Sunday following a 1-1 draw with archrivals Everton, a result that has left them with just one win from their last nine matches. The powers that be at Anfield appear keen to appoint a new boss before the club’s next match against Tottenham Hotspur in two weeks, following the impending international break.
“The search for a new manager is under way and we hope to make an appointment in a decisive and timely manner,” said a Liverpool statement regarding their search.
It is understood that the new appointment, regardless of who it is, will continue to operate within the club’s same ‘transfer committee’ structure. The owners of Liverpool, Fenway Sports Group, firmly believe that the structure will flourish under new management and that the existing pool of players is indeed good enough to challenge for silverware.
It is thought that the decision to sack Rodgers before the international break was mainly due to the availability of Klopp, who would be unlikely to have a problem with the transfer policy at Anfield; having presided over player recruitment whilst in charge at Dortmund.
Klopp, who has previously stated his desire to one day manage in the Premier League, recently turned down the chance to take charge of the Mexican national side due to his on going ‘sabbatical’ from football.
Both Klopp and Ancelotti are currently out of work, having left their positions with Borrusia Dortmund and Real Madrid respectively at the end of last season.