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Carlo or Klopp: Who is right for Reds?

 By Michael Cox

What makes Jurgen Klopp the logical hire for the Liverpool job

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop explains why Jurgen Klopp is a better option for Liverpool than Carlo Ancelotti.
Former Netherlands and Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard lauds the coaching abilities of Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.

Just hours after Brendan Rodgers' sacking was confirmed on Sunday evening, it became clear that there were only two genuine contenders to take the vacant Liverpool post. Football moves quickly these days, and immediate action was required.

When Kenny Dalglish was dismissed three years ago, it was shortly after the Premier League season had finished, and therefore Fenway Sports Group had time to decide upon his successor. Liverpool fans were forced to be patient.

Three years ago, though, there...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Manchester City target Philippe Coutinho to replace David Silva

After Juan Mata lauds Louis van Gaal, ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop tells Alexis Nunes which style of manager he preferred from his playing days.
Is Philippe Coutinho the next Liverpool star that Manchester City are going to poach?

The transfer window might be closed, but the rumours keep ticking. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest and greatest. See all the summer deals right here.

TOP STORY: Man City target Coutinho

Jurgen Klopp hasn't even been installed as Liverpool manager yet, but he has already got a major problem on his hands. According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester City are preparing for life after David Silva, and they see Philippe Coutinho as the perfect heir to the Spaniard's place in the club.

Silva may...

 By Steven Kelly

Liverpool still attract top managers keen to return club to glory days

The ESPN FC crew discuss how Jurgen Klopp would fit in at Anfield.

Only the timing of Brendan Rodgers' sacking as manager of Liverpool was a surprise. The act itself was entirely predictable.

What followed next was also predictable. A number of people who had been demanding his removal suddenly started feeling guilty. No one likes to see a man lose his job, no matter how well-compensated he'll be or how much of a mess he was making of it.

The arguments flow back and forth about what part Rodgers played in the title bid of 2013-14, how unfair it was to deny him...

Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp the contenders post Rodgers at Liverpool

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Alejandro Moreno are unsure why Carlo Ancelotti or Jurgen Klopp would move to Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers was sacked as Liverpool manager just hours after a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby last Sunday. He leaves one of the biggest jobs in club football vacant, with big names linked with the post.

Among them are Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp, two managerial heavyweights with a glittering CVs and a slew of medals. But who is better suited to Liverpool? Club bloggers Dave Usher and Steven Kelly look at each men's claims to become the new manager ...

Who is the best man for the job?


How Brendan Rodgers' relationship with Liverpool owners FSG soured

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol addresses the recent news of Liverpool manger Brendan Rodgers' managerial termination, and notes that the news was to be expected.

It started with a Year Zero philosophy and ended with nothing but regrets. Brendan Rodgers has left Liverpool in worse shape than he found it in the spring of 2012. Success for the club and the American owners, Fenway Sports Group, seems more remote than ever. A significant overhaul of Anfield is needed.

When Kenny Dalglish was summoned to Boston and dismissed to make way for Rodgers, Liverpool were holders of the League Cup and could boast two genuine stars in the team in the shape of Steven Gerrard...

 By David Usher

Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool part company at the right time given issues

Liverpool struck first through Danny Ings, but the Merseyside sides ended up sharing the points via a Romelu Lukaku strike.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti reviews the front-runners rumoured to be in consideration for Liverpool manager.
The ESPN FC crew discuss how Jurgen Klopp would fit in at Anfield.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley reacts to Brendan Rodgers' sacking as Liverpool manager following a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby against Everton.
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol addresses the recent news of Liverpool manger Brendan Rodgers' managerial termination, and notes that the news was to be expected.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says his side could and should have beaten Liverpool, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park in the Premier League.

The fact that Liverpool parted company with Brendan Rodgers shortly after Sunday's 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby was perhaps a little surprising, but it really shouldn't have been. He has been on borrowed time for several weeks and while a point at Goodison Park is not a bad result, the performance once again left much to be desired.

Few would have been shocked had he been removed from his post on Monday, but the swiftness that Liverpool acted with certainly caused an eyebrow or two to be...