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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

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

Jurgen Klopp traveling to Liverpool for final talks on Thursday - sources

Gab Marcotti of ESPN FC believes that Jurgen Klopp would help to bring life back into Liverpool should he end up being hired as the manager.

Jurgen Klopp is expected to travel to Merseyside on Thursday for final discussions over becoming Liverpool's new manager, sources have told ESPN FC.

Klopp is close to agreeing a three-year deal, with negotiations having made significant progress on Tuesday, sources said.

The 48-year-old ended a seven-year stint in charge of Borussia Dortmund in May with the intention of taking a year-long sabbatical from football.

Klopp has not been discouraged by the fact that Liverpool wish to keep their controversial...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Carlo Ancelotti says he's not aiming to return to coaching before next season

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Alejandro Moreno discuss the mounting pressure on Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, and do not see why the likes of Jurgen Klopp or Carlo Ancelotti would want to manage Liverpool.

Carlo Ancelotti is not planning on a return to club management until next season, he said on Tuesday.

The 56-year-old is currently on a year-long sabbatical after leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season and has been reported as one of the front-runners for the vacant Liverpool job after Brendan Rodgers was sacked on Sunday.

But speaking to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Ancelotti said that while he was ready to come back to full-time management, he indicated that he was thinking more...

 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...