Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has hailed Brendan Rodgers' potential replacement Jurgen Klopp as a 'great coach'. The Northern Irishman was let go by the Merseyside club following the 1-1 draw against Everton on Sunday (4 October), which left Liverpool in tenth place in the Premier League with just three wins from eight league games.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager is favourite to take over the reins at Anfield, with the Guardian reporting that talks have already begun between the manager's representatives and the club hierarchy. Klopp has been linked with a move to England since last summer, and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has also backed the German manager's possible appointment as Liverpool boss. Moreover, the manager has himself admitted that England is one place he would like to coach in apart from his native Germany.
"I think that apart from Germany, England is the only other country where I should work. Simply because I know a little of the language and I need the language for my work," Klopp said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
The 48-year-old manager has proven his capabilities in the Bundesliga, leading Dortmund to consecutive titles in 2011 and 2012, as well as, guiding them to the final of the Champions League in 2013, which they lost to arch rivals Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium.
Can, who was signed by Rodgers from Bayer Leverkusen last summer, believes that Klopp's stint at the German club has shown that he has the pedigree to manage any club in the world. "Jurgen Klopp is certainly a great coach. I think he has demonstrated in Dortmund that he can work at any team in the world," Can said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.