With Klopp set to depart at the end of the 2023/24 season, three names have emerged as potential candidates to succeed him.
One of the frontrunners is Xabi Alonso, who is not only a Liverpool legend but has also been impressing as the manager of Bayer Leverkusen.
While there is no formal clause allowing Alonso to leave Leverkusen, the club’s CEO has expressed a willingness to accommodate his departure if he desires to return to Liverpool.
Alonso’s strong Liverpool ties and his success as a coach make him a natural choice for consideration.
Another contender is Roberto De Zerbi, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United.
However, his recent record at Brighton, with only three wins in his last 16 matches, may raise some concerns.
Nonetheless, De Zerbi’s coaching abilities and tactical acumen make him an intriguing option for Liverpool.
The final candidate on the shortlist is Julian Nagelsmann, who is currently the interim coach of Germany’s national team.
Although Nagelsmann’s contract with the national team expires after Euro 2024, his previous interest from top clubs like Tottenham and Chelsea suggests his quality as a coach.
However, his fit with Liverpool’s strategic and personality requirements will be carefully evaluated.
As the search for Klopp’s successor intensifies, Liverpool fans eagerly await the announcement of the new manager.
The chosen candidate will have big shoes to fill, but with the right blend of football expertise, strategic thinking, and personal qualities, they could continue the club’s success in the post-Klopp era.
This article was updated 3 weeks ago