Liverpool have been assured of a top four place in the Premier League by potential new manager Jurgen Klopp. Brendan Rodgers was sacked by the Reds hierarchy following their 1-1 draw against Everton and the former Borusia Dortmund manager is a favourite to take over the reins at the Merseyside club.
According to the Mirror, the German manager has already run the rule over the Liverpool squad and assured the owners that he is happy with the squad at his disposal. He has reportedly indicated that there will not be a need for a massive overhaul during the next transfer window.
Rodgers brought in 31 players during his three-year spell at the club, spending close to around £300m ($458m), and the bulk of the spending happened in the last two seasons, with the manager bringing in 18 players in little over 12 months. The Northern Irishman, however, failed to deliver on the trophy front, with the Reds failing to win a single title during his reign. Moreover, they also failed to meet the minimum requirement of Champions League football, with the manager qualifying for the elite European competition on just a single occasion, but got knocked out in the group stages of the competition without much to show.
Klopp, on the other hand, is an experienced manager, who has guided his former club Dortmund to two back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, while also making the final of the Champions League in 2013, which they lost to arch rivals Bayern Munich at Wembley.
The 40-year-old German manager, who is expected to be confirmed as the Liverpool manager by the end of this week, is confident that he can get the best of Liverpool's young squad and deliver Champions League football in his debut season. The former Mainz manager has also convinced his trusted lieutenant Zeljko Buvac to join him at Anfield, and will hope to recreate the successful partnership which was key in the Westfalenstadion outfit's reign at the top of the Bundesliga in 2011 and 2012.