Liverpool's start to the Premier League season has been anything but spectacular. Eight points from six games and one in their last three matches have piled the pressure on Brendan Rodgers.
Last night's below-par performance to scrape past League Two Carlisle United on penalties in the Capital One Cup will have done little to arrest the concerns among the Anfield faithful.
A large amount of Reds fans have been vocal in their opinion of Rodgers, suggesting Jurgen Klopp or Carlo Ancelotti would be a better fit for the Merseyside club.
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And the latest news surrounding the former Borussia Dortmund manager will do nothing to improve Rodgers' stature among supporters.
According to Sky Sports' sources, Klopp is interested in working in the Premier League and would be prepared to cut short his sabbatical if the right job came along.
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It is not clear what the 'right job' would be for the German, but looking at clubs of a stature suitable for the 48-year-old, Rodgers is the only manager under such incredible pressure.
Back-to-back defeats against West Ham and Manchester United, before a home draw to newly promoted Norwich City, have fuelled discontent among supporters.
With a crucial Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on the horizon, anything less than a win could spell the end for the Northern Irish boss.
Klopp has been out of work since leaving Dortmund in the summer. His record at the Bundesliga club speaks for itself; guiding them to consecutive titles and a Champions League final.
His tenure was blighted by struggles in his final season, but the continual loss of their best players to rivals Bayern Munich appeared to take their toll on the coach.
The ball is now in Liverpool's court. Following productive talks over the summer between Rodgers and the powers that be, the manager was retained, but their start to the season would not have been envisioned.
A bad result against Aston Villa this weekend could see the end of the Northern Irishman's time on Merseyside. Although a win would do little to aid a manager who appears to be hanging on by a thread.
Who would you prefer to be in charge at Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers, Jurgen Klopp or Carlo Ancelotti? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below!
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