The news of Jurgen Klopp’s departure as Liverpool manager has left fans speculating about who could potentially fill his shoes. While there are several names being thrown around, let’s take a look at the top six contenders for the position.
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is no stranger to the club and has been making a name for himself as a manager. However, his recent stint at Al-Ettifaq has been underwhelming, with a Premier League win percentage of just 32%. While he may not have the best managerial record, his deep understanding of the club and its DNA could work in his favor.
Erik Ten Hag
Currently the manager of Manchester United, has been linked with a move to Liverpool. With his success at Ajax, including reaching the Champions League semi-finals in 2019, Ten Hag has proven himself as a capable manager. However, it remains to be seen if he would be willing to leave a stable position at Old Trafford for the challenges that come with managing a top Premier League club.
The former Real Madrid coach has been away from the game for three years but has expressed a desire to return. While he has been linked with other clubs like PSG and Manchester United, there is speculation that he could be tempted by the opportunity to manage Liverpool. Zidane’s unique aura and his impressive track record make him an intriguing candidate.
Currently the manager of Aston Villa, is no stranger to the Premier League. While his time at Arsenal was met with mixed results, Emery has shown his ability to challenge the established order. However, it remains to be seen if he would want to take on another potentially thankless task after his experience at Arsenal.
The former RB Leipzig manager is highly regarded in the football world. Despite his young age, Nagelsmann has already made a name for himself with his tactical acumen. However, his fashion sense and obsession with tactics have been met with cynicism in some quarters. While he may face challenges adapting to the Premier League, his potential as a club coach cannot be ignored.
The former Liverpool midfielder is currently enjoying success as the manager of Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. If Leverkusen were to retain their lead and end Bayern Munich’s reign as champions, it would be the perfect time for Alonso to make a move. With his previous connection to Liverpool and his managerial journey at Real Sociedad, Alonso could be an ideal fit for the club.
This article was updated 1 month ago