Liverpool are making progress in their talks with first-choice managerial candidate Jurgen Klopp, according to Sky sources.
Klopp is the club’s preferred candidate to replace Brendan Rodgers, ahead of former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, and the Reds would like to have him in place by the weekend.
Reporting from Anfield, Sky Sports News HQ‘s Vinny O’Connor said: “Liverpool aren’t there yet. It’s a case of ‘negotiations ongoing’ at the moment. Those talks are progressing well, but there is still some way to go.”
Earlier on Tuesday, the former Dortmund manager smiled when asked by a reporter from German newspaper Bild about Liverpool, saying: “There’s nothing to say. Neither one [answer] nor the other. I’m going home now.”
Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes Klopp would represent “a very good appointment”, while another ex-Germany international who played for the Reds, Karl-Heinz Riedle, has praised the 48-year-old’s coaching acumen.