Robbie Fowler is eager to secure a place among Liverpool's coaching staff with Jurgen Klopp edging ever closer to sealing the vacant manager's job. Following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers on 4 October, the ex-Borussia Dortmund manager is now expected to fill the void with BBC Sport suggesting his appointment could be confirmed by the end of the week.
The arrival of a new manager at Anfield is likely to prompt changes to the club's backroom staff and Fowler, who scored 128 goals during his two spells at Anfield, is eager to get involved. "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't interested," Fowler said, the Mirror reports. "I'd love to be on the backroom staff. Liverpool is a massive part of my life."
Klopp, who left Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 2014-15 season, was immediately installed as the favourite to succeed Rodgers following his departure. Former AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti quickly joined him on the list of likely candidates and although the Italian has since distanced himself from the role, Fowler believes both managers are encouraging options for Liverpool.
"My personal opinion is he [Klopp] is a very good manager. I don't know him as a man, I've never met him," Fowler continued. "Looking on as an outsider, I was impressed with his performances in Germany for Dortmund. I like what I see.
"It's exactly the same with Carlo Ancelotti. I like his manner, I like Jurgen Klopp's manner. I like the way they are with their teams. They get their teams playing great football. Good football is what we deserve at Liverpool and both of these managers could supply that."