Who Is Liverpool Next Manager? Alongside These Five Potential Replacements

By Shyam
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Liverpool

The shocking announcement that Jurgen Klopp will quit his position as manager of Liverpool at the end of the current campaign has the Anfield club looking for his replacement.

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During his nine years in leadership, Klopp has led Liverpool to Premier League and Champions League victories and turned the team into a constant title contender. Their domestic victory in 2019–20 marked their first league title in 30 years.

Although it will be difficult to replace Klopp, there are several interesting prospects. Assistant Pep Lijnders, who is regarded by some as a potential successor, has also declared that he is going to leave the team in order to pursue his own managerial goals.

These are a few names that could be considered to succeed Klopp.

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Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso

Alonso is the favorite to replace Jurgen Klopp as he excelled while managing Bayer Leverkusen in Germany. The 42-year-old, who previously made an impression at Real Sociedad and led Leverkusen to the top of the Bundesliga, is thought to be one of Europe’s most promising managers. During his playing career, he was at Anfield for five years.

Roberto De Zerbi

Roberto De Zerbi believes Giorgio Chiellini could win the 2021 Ballon d'Or
Roberto De Zerbi believes Giorgio Chiellini could win the 2021 Ballon d’Or

Zerbi, the manager of Brighton, would be a good option if Liverpool prefers a manager with experience in the Premier League. During his first season in command, the Italian’s progressive coaching style proved to be a perfect fit on the South Coast, leading the team into Europe for the first time.

Klopp has complimented the former manager of Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk, and the two managers have mutual regard for each other.

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard

When former club captain Steven Gerrard led Rangers to a Scottish league championship after leaving a position in Liverpool’s academy, a return to Anfield appeared inevitable. His reputation has suffered due to a challenging time at Aston Villa, and the Saudi Pro League may not be the best place to start over, but Gerrard is still well-liked by the supporters and made an impression on Klopp when he was in charge of Liverpool’s Under-18 team.

Ruben Amorim

Amorim of Sporting CP is another young coach who is rising to fame rapidly on the continent, and he is known for his keen tactical thinking. His optimistic attitude has also received praise throughout his time in Lisbon, and a promotion to a higher-profile position in the future seems like a formality for the 38-year-old, who has time on his side.

Ange Postecoglou

He won’t, would he? After his early success in London, it seems improbable that Ange Postecoglou will leave Tottenham, but the Australian was a lifelong Liverpool supporter and has excelled in almost every post during a lengthy and varied career.

By Shyam
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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.