Liverpool are believed to be confident of naming Jurgen Klopp as their next manager and could even have him in place over the next 48 hours, according to The Guardian.
The Fenway Sports Group, who own the club, were quick to make contact with the former Borussia Dortmund man’s representatives after sacking Brendan Rodgers following the 1-1 draw with Everton at the weekend (via Guardian).
Initial talks led by FSG’s president Mike Gordon have been encouraging so far, The Guardian report, and he will work on persuading the German tactician to work with the club’s transfer committee.
It is believed that Klopp’s former assistants at Dortmund, Zeljko Buvac, and coach Peter Krawietz, would join him at Anfield (via Guardian) and their apparent arrivals would put the futures of Sean O’Driscoll and Gary McAllister in doubt, just months after they were brought in to replace Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh.
Liverpool are yet to agree a compensation package with Rodgers, but The Guardian believe he will receive somewhere in the region of £7m.