Liverpool did not approach Jurgen Klopp over the summer months, after opting to stick with Brendan Rodgers, but have contacted the former Borussia Dortmund coach on two previous occasions.
That’s according to German football journalist Raphael Honigstein, who tweeted the information to his 347,000 followers earlier today.
Klopp is currently taking time out of management following seven hectic years at Signal Iduna Park, but is expected to return to work potentially as early as January.
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However, it was reported by the Daily Mail earlier this week that Klopp is waiting to discover if he has a chance of becoming the new manager of Bayern Munich before accepting a job in the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola is under pressure to win the Champions League at the Allianz Arena this season - his third attempt since arriving at the club in the summer of 2013 - and may not have his contract, which expires at the end of the campaign, extended if he fails.
Brendan Rodgers should be worried
An increasing number of Liverpool supporters would like to see Klopp replace the under-fire Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.
Speculation was rife at the end of last season that Rodgers would lose his job after Liverpool finished sixth in the Premier League table, 25 points behind champions Chelsea - but the Northern Irishman was allowed to continue following productive talks with Anfield officials.
It’s been an inauspicious start, though, to the 2015-16 campaign. Liverpool have picked up seven points from their opening five Premier League matches, leaving them in tenth place, and recently suffered back-to-back defeats against West Ham and fierce rivals Manchester United.
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