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Odds slashed on Jurgen Klopp becoming next Liverpool manager

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Liverpool could be closer to replacing their under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers with former Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp following this morning's betting activity.

888sport revealed, via Twitter, that they have received a "flood" of bets on Klopp to take the manager's job at Anfield.

The 48-year-old is currently on a sabbatical, following his seven-year stint with BVB, but it was reported - per The Sun - at the weekend that the revered German coach is prepared to cut short his time away from management if the right opportunity arises.

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Following a wave of bets, 888sport have cut the odds of Klopp becoming the next permanent manager of Liverpool to 5/4 favourite.

Next in line is the former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti (2/1), followed by Swansea City manager Garry Monk (14/1), Ajax head coach Frank de Boer (14/1) and current Zenit boss Andre Villas-Boas (20/1).

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Klopp would be a superb appointment

It was reported on Sunday, by the Daily Mail, that Klopp will only join the Reds if he is given full control of transfers on Merseyside.

This could potentially be an issue for Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, in their pursuit of the charismatic coach who led Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga titles as well as the 2013 Champions League final.

Rodgers is under severe pressure at Anfield following a disappointing start to the 2015-16 campaign.

The Northern Irish coach may have bought himself a little more time, though, thanks to Saturday's 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at Anfield.

The time may have come for Rodgers to move on - but Liverpool should only make the change if they can attract one of the world's top coaches, such as Klopp or Ancelotti, to Merseyside.

Liverpool fans: will you finish inside the top four if Klopp replaces Rodgers within the next couple of weeks? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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