New York - Liverpool has reportedly decided on German coach Jürgen Klopp as the team’s new head coach.
New York – Liverpool has reportedly decided on German coach Jürgen Klopp as the team’s new head coach.
According to Liverpool Echo newspaper, the British club has started negotiations with Klopp since Monday to secure his services.
The Reds and the German manager are expected to sign a 3-year contract for him to come to Anfield by the end of this week.
However, according to the daily Bild, the 48-year-old Klopp is tight-lipped about his alleged move to Liverpool and declined to make any comments to the media.
“There is nothing to say. Not one thing or another. I’m going home,” he said on Monday afternoon following a German coaches meeting in Leverkusen, Germany.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager has said in earlier statements that he would sign with Liverpool only if he was given full control over the club’s transfer policy, which would mean an end to the controversial Transfer Committee.
The German tactician is regarded as a favorite to occupy the Reds coaching bench. Jamie Carragher, former Reds defender said earlier this week, “Liverpool needs someone with energy, someone who can lead the team where it deserves to be….I think Jürgen is the right man.”
The “You’ll Never Walk Alone” team has been walking alone without a coach since the club’s management sacked Irish coach Brendan Rodgers last Sunday over a series of poor performances.
Liverpool sits in 10th place at the Premier League with 12 points – 6 points behind Manchester City, the current leader.