It’s been a week since the surprising news broke at Anfield: Jurgen Klopp, who has been the coach of Liverpool for the past nine years, will be leaving the club in the summer. This leaves a crucial position to be filled, and the club has three potential candidates in mind to take over after July.
According to the Daily Mail, Xabi Alonso (Bayer Leverkusen), Ruben Amorim (Sporting Club), and Roberto De Zerbi (Brighton & Hove Albion) are the top contenders for the position. While fans are leaning towards Xabi Alonso as their favorite to take over, the reality of Klopp’s departure has yet to fully sink in.
Klopp has been coaching for over 20 years, starting his career in 2001 at Mainz and then moving to Borussia Dortmund before joining Liverpool in 2015. Despite leading the Premier League table, the wear and tear of coaching has led him to take a break and step away from the club. The title race is heating up, with current champions Man City and a strong Arsenal team in the mix.
The top brass at Liverpool have already lined up potential candidates, with Alonso, Amorim, and De Zerbi at the top of the list. However, all three are currently under contract with their respective teams until 2026, presenting a potential obstacle for Liverpool.
Xabi Alonso has the potential to emulate Klopp’s success at Dortmund by winning the league title against the dominant Bayern. Ruben Amorim has been compared to Jose Mourinho for his attacking style of play, making him a good fit for the Premier League. Roberto De Zerbi, who has also been linked with a move to Barcelona, has a clause in his contract that could see him leave if a club decides to pay it.
As Liverpool looks to fill the void left by Klopp, the club is considering these three promising young coaches to lead the team into the future. Each candidate brings their own unique strengths and potential to the table, and it will be interesting to see who ultimately takes over the reins at Anfield.
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