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Jurgen Klopp expected in Liverpool for final talks

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Jurgen Klopp is expected to travel to Liverpool for final talks over a three-year deal after significant progress was made during Tuesday's negotiations, reports ESPN.

Sources have told the website that Klopp could arrive on Merseyside as early as Thursday with an announcement hoped to be made on Friday.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager has reportedly told Liverpool that he is happy to work with the club's controversial transfer committee.

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That same committee was responsible for bringing the likes of Mario Balotelli to the club, but chief executive Ian Ayre is determined to keep it in place.

Helped by the £75m departure of Luis Suarez, Brendan Rodgers and the team commissioned almost £300m in transfer spending during his three and a half years in charge but failed to win a trophy in that time.

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While Klopp believes he can work with Ayre, Dave Fallows, Barry Hunter and Michael Edwards on the committee, he has indicated that he wants assistant manager Zeljko Buvac and analyst Peter Krawietz to follow him to Anfield.

Demands met

It seems Klopp's demands have been met as the 48-year-old is expected to be confirmed as Rodgers' successor by the end of the week. With the majority of Liverpool's players away on international duty, the German will get the chance to settle into his new surroundings.

Klopp's desire to bring his own staff to Merseyside will cause great concern for both Sean O'Driscoll and Gary McAllister, who only became the assistant manager and first-team coach as part of a backroom shake-up in the summer.

There have also been reports that roles will be offered to both Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard.

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