Jurgen Klopp has been tipped as a potential candidate to replace Brendan Rodgers as the new Liverpool boss.
The Reds' season took another twist over the weekend as they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Aston Villa at the semi-final stage - a result that comes not long after damaging defeats against Manchester United and Arsenal all but ended their top four hopes.
That run of form has heaped the pressure on Rodgers, with some fans questioning whether he should be removed from the hot seat at Anfield a year after he guided the club to a second place finish in the Premier League.
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And according to football editor at the Times, Tony Evans, Jurgen Klopp could be the man who replaces him.
Klopp has already announced his intention to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season having guided the club to two league titles and a Champions League final appearance - and has been heavily linked with taking up a role in the Premier League.
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Manchester City seem to be favourites to land the German boss, with Manuel Pellegrini seemingly heading for the exit following a disappointing title defence, but Evans says there is a chance that Liverpool could well make their move.
"Liverpool might be tempted by Jurgen Klopp," he told TalkSPORT. "I wouldn’t say Brendan Rodgers is safe. I didn’t realise how close he was to losing his job in December until recently. [Owners] FSG are very ruthless and they have a vision of how they want this club to work."
Liverpool splashed a huge amount of cash last summer on nine players in the wake of Luis Suarez's big-money departure to Barcelona, but the gamble hasn't paid off and they appear destined to miss out on Champions League qualification.
Evans believes that Liverpool will have to change their approach if they are to get back to the top of the table once more.
He explained: "If they went to Jurgen Klopp and said, 'this is how it’s going to work', I don’t think many managers of the highest standing would accept the way they want to go forward," he said.
“They get the transfer committee to target players and giving the manager a group of young players to work with and coach them. Klopp would want more say over any new arrival.”
Liverpool would be the perfect fit for Jurgen Klopp and now he's available it may be the right decision to make a move - no matter how ruthless it may appear.
Rodgers is mid-way through a process and although they have underwhelmed this term one swallow doesn't make a summer, and he's shown that he's more than capable. Take the recent losses out of the equation and Liverpool's recent form has been exceptional and the summer arrivals have slowly started to show their worth.
However Klopp is the type of manager who can inspire Liverpool to the next level. Now is the time to take a gamble.
Should Liverpool gamble with Klopp or stick with Rodgers?
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