Robbie Fowler keen for coaching role at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp

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Robbie Fowler has expressed interest of taking on a coaching role at Liverpool under potential new manager Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp is set to be announced as the new boss at Anfield later this week, taking over from Brendan Rodgers who was sacked following Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Everton on Sunday.

Fowler spent nine years as a player at Liverpool over two stints, scoring 183 goals for the club and grew up in the Toxteth suburb of the city.


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The former Leeds United, Manchester City and Cardiff City striker has all the relevant coaching badges to take on a role in Klopp's set-up and has recently worked with youngsters at Liverpool's Melwood academy. He closely monitored striker Jerome Sinclair in particular.

And Fowler admits he would relish the chance to work under Klopp and believes the former Borussia Dortmund manager is the right candidate to take the helm at Anfield.

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested,” Fowler told BBC Sport.

“When a new manager comes in I’d love to be on the backroom staff. Liverpool is a massive part of my life and if that was to be case I’d love that.

“My opinion is that Jurgen Klopp is a very good manager, I’ve never met him but looking as an outsider I was impressed with what he did in Germany for Dortmund."

Klopp popularity

If internet polls are to be believed then a large majority of fans want Klopp to take charge of the Reds.

The 48-year-old has a stellar reputation, forged during his seven years at Borussia Dortmund.

Klopp completely transformed Die Borussen. When he arrived at Dortmund in the summer of 2008, they had just finished 13th in the Bundesliga and had avoided bankruptcy three years earlier.

Klopp worked wonders at the club and saw Dortmund thrive and become one of the strongest teams in Europe.

They won back-to-back league titles in 2011 and 2012 and they also reached the Champions League final one year later but were beaten 2-1 at Wembley by rivals Bayern Munich.

Ancelotti challenge

Also in the running for the Liverpool job was Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian is one of the best managers in football having won the Champions League three times as well as the Premier League, Serie A and Ligue 1.

Some Liverpool fans are sceptical about Klopp's arrival given that Dortmund finished a lacklustre seventh in the German league last season and spent a large chunk of the campaign in the relegation zone.

However, Fowler - who's nicknamed God by those who sit on the Kop - believes the Reds are set to appoint the right man in Klopp.

“I like what I see and it’s exactly the same with Carlo Ancelotti. I like his manner, I like Jurgen’s manner and the way they get their teams playing great football," the 40-year-old added.

“We deserve that at Liverpool. Both of those managers can supply that.”

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