Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is under immense pressure to deliver, after a disappointing start to the season.
After a disastrous campaign last year, the former Swansea manager was allowed one last chance to turn it around and was backed by the owners with another massive outlay and influx of new coaches.
However, after a good start to the season, claiming 7 points out of a possible 9, in their first three games, the wheels seem to be coming off. Liverpool slumped to a shocking 3-0 defeat against West Ham and were humiliated by arch rivals Manchester United, who secured a comfortable 3-1 win against the Merseysiders.
As majority of the fan-base is demanding a change, German journalist Raphael Honigstein has made a sensational claim that Liverpool might approach Klopp in November.
The reputed journalist also stated that Liverpool have tried to get Klopp twice earlier and might begin talks again in a few months.
Speaking to James Richardson during the Guardian Football Weekly Podcast, he said:
“It’s no secret by now that Liverpool have tried twice to get Klopp to take over,”
“They didn’t go for him in the summer when he was clearly available, so they stuck with Brendan Rodgers.
“I believe, and I have to say this isn’t backed up by any hard facts, but there’s a sense from talking to one or two people that maybe there’s an opportunity to sit down and discuss things going forward maybe in November.
“I’m not sure if that’s directly related to what Liverpool are doing this season, or maybe it’s for next season, or maybe it’s just exploratory talks.”
It will be interesting to see if FSG do approach the out of work manager, Jurgen Klopp. The former Borussia Dortmund manager seems to have become a cult hero for Liverpool fans, who are desperate for him to take over from Rodgers.
From a logical perspective, Klopp taking over makes a lot of sense. His Gegenpressing style of football would fit in perfectly with the players at Liverpool. Most fans feel that Rodgers’ tactics aren’t getting the best out of the players, who are more suited to an aggressive, fast paced style of football.