Jurgen Klopp is close to being unveiled as Liverpool's new manager following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers after the 1-1 draw against Everton on Sunday (4 October). The German manager is expected to arrive in Merseyside on Thursday (8 October) to finalise the details of his agreement with the Reds.
According to the Guardian, the former Borussia Dortmund manager is ready to end his sabbatical since quitting the Westfalenstadion outfit, and ready to revive the Anfield club's fortunes. Liverpool are currently in the 10th place in the Premier League with three wins out of their eight games and are three points adrift of Crystal Palace in the fourth place.
Klopp has remained tight-lipped amid all the speculation regarding his imminent unveiling as the Reds manager, and chose not to comment when asked about his future in the Premier League: "There's nothing to say, neither this nor that. I'm driving home now," he is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.
The report, however, claims that talks between Liverpool's hierarchy and the manager's representatives are at an advanced stage, with discussions regarding the composition of his backroom staff currently underway. It is believed that the club have offered a significant increase in pay compared to his wages at Dortmund, along with a three-year contract to take over the reins at Anfield. If the talks conclude without a hitch, it is expected that Klopp will be announced as Liverpool's new manager by the end of this week.
Germany and Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer believes Liverpool should not miss the chance to sign Jurgen Klopp as Rodgers's replacement and is confident that the 40-year-old German manager, who led Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, will be a good fit for the Merseyside club.
"He is fantastic. He is one of the best coaches I know in the whole world and he was really a milestone for Borussia Dortmund. He took over the club and made them into a world-class team. If Liverpool has the chance to sign Jürgen Klopp, then they should do it. He likes to talk. There are not many coaches left in the world that like to talk so much to the players but he is one of them," Beckenbauer is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
"Liverpool is also one of the biggest clubs in the world, so Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp is definitely a good combination. He is also a winner," Germany's World Cup winning captain added.