Well that didn’t take long. Jurgen Klopp has always been the man at the top of Liverpool’s list to replace Brendan Rodgers, and it looks like they’ve worked quickly to get their man.
Preliminary talks with Klopp are thought to have started on Tuesday, with Klopp meeting Liverpool’s owners in the next 24 hours to finalise a three-year deal which has already been agreed.
That would mean Klopp being unveiled on Friday, giving him a week to work with Liverpool’s non-international players ahead of the Premier League fixture against Spurs next Saturday lunchtime. We can already smell a 16 Conclusions.
There are snippets of new information in each of today’s papers:
‘Liverpool are so confident of landing the charismatic German that they have begun planning his introductory press conference’ – Daily Mail
‘He has told the Reds’ owners he has already run the rule over the squad and has seen enough to feel he wouldn’t require too many new faces to be added in the January transfer window’ – Daily Mirror.
‘Klopp is expected to sign a three-year deal worth in excess of the £3.6m he earned at former club Borussia Dortmund’ – Daily Express.
‘But talks have advanced to the make-up of his back-room team at Anfield – his former Dortmund assistant, Zeljko Buvac, and analyst, Peter Krawietz’ – Guardian.
Klopp will need to hit the ground running in England. Liverpool’s first four away games under his management are likely to be Tottenham, Chelsea, Rubin Kazan and Manchester City.
— The Banter Narrative (@banternarrative) October 7, 2015