Liverpool line up interviews with two prospective candidates to replace Jurgen Klopp – report

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Liverpool could soon be in line to speak with two prospective candidates to take over the managerial reins from Jurgen Klopp.

According to Football Insider, the Reds are expected to include Ruben Amorim and Julian Nagelsmann on a shortlist of potential replacements for the 56-year-old and are set to line up interviews with both, who join preferred choice Xabi Alonso in the pool of favoured options for the job.

The same outlet have claimed that the latter would prefer to remain in Germany and is likelier to opt for Bayern Munich than LFC, although a Wednesday morning update from Fabrizio Romano suggested that the 42-year-old is fully focused on his current post at Bayer Leverkusen for the time being.

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Amorim’s stock rose further in recent days as his Sporting Lisbon side scored a derby win over arch-rivals Benfica in the first leg of their Taca de Portugal semi-final, while they also sit a point clear at the top of the Primeria Liga with a game in hand and play in the Europa League round of 16 this week.

At just 39 years of age, the Portuguese coach has accrued vast experience in the dugout, rapidly approaching 200 games in charge of his current club (Transfermarkt).

Nagelsmann is two-and-a-half years younger and even further along in his managerial career, taking charge of two of Germany’s biggest clubs in RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich, as well as the country’s national team, by the age of 36.

He’ll lead his nation into this summer’s European Championship, which they’ll be hosting, with his future unclear once the tournament ends.

They both seem to be intriguing candidates, with both gaining a wealth of experience as head coaches prior to their respective 40th birthdays, and it should be interesting to see what comes of their prospective interviews with Liverpool, should these reports be accurate.

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