Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made an official approach for the former Borussia Dortmund coach David Wagner, according to ESPN.
The same source yesterday broke the news that Klopp was seriously considering an offer to bring Wagner to Anfield after he confirmed his departure from the Bundesliga club.
The highly-rated coach was in charge of the Under-23 side at Dortmund where he won promotion to the third tier of German football in his first season in charge.
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250 word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay5
However, the youth team were relegated last season and have experienced a poor start to the current campaign, resulting in Wagner's exit.
Despite his struggles at BVB, Klopp is keen to bring Wagner to Liverpool and has now offered him a role in his backroom team. He faces competition for his signature with several clubs in the Bundesliga willing to offer him a similar role.
But Klopp has a close working relationship with Wagner and also has two former Dortmund coaches, Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, working alongside him on Merseyside.
Klopp is godfather to Wagner's youngest daughter while Wagner was Klopp's best man at his wedding. Needless to say, their relationship extends much further than their professional life.
It is the personal relationship the two share that makes Klopp an obvious favourite to sign this promising young coach.
This report was soon contradicted by Telegraph reporter Simon Hughes, who insisted Wagner would not be moving to Melwood anytime soon.
Hughes is famous for his book 'Men in White Suits: Liverpool FC in the 1990s - The Players' Stories'. However, it is unclear whether or not the author has more insight than ESPN, whose sources at Anfield have been proven time and again.