Jurgen Klopp will sign a three-year contract to become Liverpool's manager on Thursday after agreeing in principle to join the club, sources have told ESPN FC.
Contract talks with Klopp's representatives have concluded successfully, with the former Borussia Dortmund manager set to fly to Merseyside to sign the deal.
The new boss' appointment is then set to be confirmed by the club, and he is expected to be at a news conference at 10 a.m. on Friday.
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Assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll and first-team coach Gary McAllister have lost their jobs at Liverpool in a reshuffle to prepare for Jurgen Klopp's arrival, sources have told ESPN FC.
Klopp's appointment as manager will also result in head of performance Glen Driscoll and head of opposition analysis Chris Davies leaving the club, sources said.
Sky Sports News reported on Thursday that Klopp had reached total agreement with Liverpool, with a formal announcement expected later in the day.
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