Next Liverpool Manager odds: Who’s in line to replace Jurgen Klopp at Anfield?

All good things must come to an end, Liverpool fans.

Jurgen Klopp


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Jurgen Klopp’s legendary status at Anfield will never be in question but, as painful as it might be to most Reds, there will be a time when he jumps or is pushed. As good as 2019/20 was for Liverpool, 2020/21 has been as tough.

Injuries to key men like Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk have hampered their title defence and, with a string of poor results at the start of 2021, their crown has been surrendered rather meekly. Rather than a title challenge Liverpool battled all season to get into the top four.

Klopp likes to take his future into his own hands and effectively resigned from his last two roles at Borussia Dortmund and Mainz. While it seems unlikely he will be given the sack by the Kop board, Klopp has had a tough 12 months off the pitch and may decide to step back from his job on Merseyside.

So, who is likely to replace the German? Paddy’s trusty traders are on hand to show you where the money is going right now with our live betting banners.

Steven Gerrard

This one could be a real goer. Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is pulling up trees north of the border at Rangers and he’s managed to emphatically derail the Celtic title train and end their decade-long stranglehold on Scottish football. He employs a vastly different style to Klopp but is a natural-born winner who would clearly be a popular appointment with the Kop faithful.

Pep Lijnders

Stop the press! Pep could be in pole position to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. Oh, not that Pep. Pep Lijnders. Klopp’s assistant at Anfield features prominently on his list of replacements if Liverpool decide to go down the old Boot Room route.

Xabi Alonso

Another former Liverpool midfield maestro, Xabi Alonso, is cutting his teeth back in his native Spain with Real Sociedad’s B team in Segunda Division B. He’s been there for two years after a spell with Real Madrid’s youth team. No doubt, taking the Liverpool job would be a big step up, though.

Rafa Benitez

Still adored on Merseyside, Rafa Benitez is a free agent after deciding no amount of money was worth hanging around in China for. Benitez won four trophies, including that famous Champions League in Istanbul in 2005, during his six-year stay at Liverpool between 2004 and 2010.

Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone seems to feature on every next manager list and it’s for good reason. He’s done a great job in the Spanish capital but has been with Atleti for 10 years. The football might not be upto Klopp’s standards but the touchline antics might be even more enjoyable.

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