Liverpool FC have made contact with Jurgen Klopp and Rafa Benitez in case they decide to sack Brendan Rodgers in the summer, claims Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Things havena t gone very well for Rodgers and Liverpool since the defeat to Manchester United in March and there is a lot of talk about the Northern Irishman and his future with the club. With the latest news of Raheem Sterling wanting to leave the club, the scrutiny on the Northern Irishman has only increased recently.
It has been reported in the recent past by various media outlets that Liverpool will review Rodgersa position at the end of the season as part of a thorough assessment of all areas of the club, including the first-team squad, the coaching staff and the much-debated transfer committee.
Now Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed that the Reds have made contact with Jurgen Klopp as well as former boss Rafa Benitez over a potential change in the summer. Di Marzio claims that Benitez is quite far ahead in talks with Real Madrid, who are likely to sack Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian finished the season without a trophy.
Recently, Michael Ballack claimed that Jurgen Klopp will be working in the Premier League next season.
“There are several indications that suggest he will coach in England at some stage,” the ex-Chelsea midfielder told Sport1.
“There’s speculation about it in England and it would make sense also for him to go to England.
“He coached one of the best clubs in Germany, he’s an open coach who enjoys international acclaim for his successes and the way he coaches. And he speaks English.”
There is plenty of speculation with Deutschland Radio claiming Klopp has been identified as Real Madrid’s next manager. According to their source, Klopp will sign a three-year deal with Los Blancos, worth a 8 million/year.
All in all, there is plenty of confusion and speculation at the moment. One thing is for sure, this isn’t going to die out anytime soon and Brendan Rodgers’s position as Liverpool boss seems to be on very thin ice at the moment.