Frank de Boer
Jurgen Klopp was initially touted as the favourite to take over the Liverpool job in case of Brendan Rodgers's departure midway through the season Getty

The pressure on Brendan Rodgers continues to mount following Liverpool's poor start to the season and after Jurgen Klopp, it is Ajax manager Frank de Boer, who has thrown his hat into the ring for the top job at the Merseyside club. The Dutchman, who has led the Eredivisie club to four titles, is keen on a new 'adventure' and has indicated that his preferred destination is England and the Premier League.

The Northern Irishman has come under immense pressure in recent weeks with the Reds struggling in the Premier League and the Europa League. Liverpool are currently in ninth place, five points behind league leaders Manchester United and are preparing for a very important Merseyside derby on Sunday (4 October) with their opponents Everton one point ahead of them in fifth place.

According to the London Evening Standard, bookies have slashed the odds for Rodgers being the first managerial casualty, with Jurgen Klopp touted as the favourite to take over, but with De Boer now confirming his interest in managing Liverpool, it is sure to increase the pressure on the former Swansea City manager.

However, the Dutch manager, who is also open to taking over the reins at Newcastle United, has indicated that his current focus is completely with Ajax, as he looks for his fifth title with the Eredivisie giants.

"Yes, I think every year (moving to the Premier League) comes closer of course," De Boer told the BBC World Service, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

"I'm looking maybe for another adventure. If there is an interesting club that I think with my quality I can make that team better – if I can, than I will take that chance."

"They are fantastic clubs. Liverpool and Newcastle - with supporters behind them - it is a fantastic environment to coach but this year it is important for me to do well at Ajax and then we will see," the former Netherlands assistant manager added.