Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp left Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 2014/15 season Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp is favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool. The Northern Irishman was relieved from his duties with immediate effect on 4 October just hours after the Reds' 1-1 draw against Everton in the Merseyside derby.

The Anfield club have struggled in the 2015/16 season in all competitions. In the league, they managed only three wins from the first eight matches and are placed 10th in the table with 12 points.

Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish in the summer of 2012 and was sacked after three years and four months in charge of the Reds. According to the Liverpool Echo, Klopp is the favourite candidate to replace the former Swansea manager at the club.

The 48-year-old stepped down from his post as manager of Borussia Dortmund at the end of the last season. Liverpool are set to make an approach for the German manager in the coming days as they look to find a successor for Rodgers.

Klopp guided Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and a DFB-Pokal success during his time at the Signal Iduna Park. He even took the German club to the Champions League final, only to lose out to Bayern Munich in the final.

The former Dortmund manager earlier admitted his next job will not be at a top European club. Klopp said, "It doesn't have to be an absolute top club. There are other good projects that are exciting and [clubs] who need help. I don't know where I'll be heading to but right now, that's not important for me."

The Guardian reports Klopp is set to agree a three-year deal to become the new Liverpool manager. Former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and Frank de Boer are also in the list of candidates to replace Rodgers. The Ajax manager publicly expressed his desire in coaching Liverpool.

The club owners Fenway Sports Group will use the international break to elect the candidate to the vacant job at Anfield. Liverpool face Tottenham Hotspur in the league clash on 17 October and the club is expected to confirm the appointment of a new manager when they take on the north London club.