Will Brendan Rodgers stay or go this summer? Our writers debated that very point earlier this week, following Tuesday evening’s disappointing Premier League defeat at relegation-threatened Hull City.
If he were to leave, there’s little debating who would be most people’s first-choice to replace him. A man who is readily available, with an incredible CV and a desire to come into English football.
Jurgen Klopp is certainly the man on the lips of many Liverpool fans. That includes those, like myself, who want Rodgers to stay. Everyone is wondering whether this move could happen sometime in the future, however.
Well according to German football expert Raf Honigstein, it could. Honigstein believes that Klopp would find it difficult to turn down a move to Anfield, should the offer ever be on the table.
Honegstein told talkSPORT earlier this week: “Speaking to people close to him in November, where it was already on the cards that he might move to England, it was understood he wanted to move to an established Champions League club. He’s also realistic enough to know that there aren’t that many likely offers from top four clubs coming in.
“At the same time, in so far as a emotional connection, and an ideal fit, Borussia Dortmund to Liverpool is the closest resemblance you can find. The fans are a huge part of the club, they also sing You’ll Never Walk Alone. There’s a special kind of atmosphere in the city. It would be very hard for Jurgen Klopp to turn Liverpool down.”
Klopp will leave Dortmund at the end of this season after seven years at the helm. During that time he’s twice wrestled the Bundesliga title away from Bayern Munich and also reached the Champions League final.