5 men who could take the manager’s seat at Anfield in the coming weeks
After seeing his side score only four goals so far in the Premier League this season, win two games, and drop precious points at home to West Ham and Norwich, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is becoming increasingly under more and more pressure.
The majority of Liverpool’s fan base are now calling for Rodgers’ head, and many names are circulating social media concerning who should replace the Northern Irishman.
At 11/8 odds (all odds from Betfair), Rodgers is now bookies’ favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post, and scraping through to the next round of the Capital On Cup on penalties against League 2 side Carlisle didn’t help, but once that’s sorted, who is the right man to take the helm at Anfield?
Jurgen Klopp – Favourite at 5/4
Bookmakers have dramatically slashed their odds on Klopp becoming the main man at Anfield, and he has a very respectable record from his time at German side Borussia Dortmund. He won the Bundesliga at the club in 2011 and 2012, along with the DFB-Pokal cup in 2012. In 2013 his side reached the Champions League final at Wembley to make it an all-German affair against Bayern Munich, Dortmund lost thanks to a late goal from Bayern winger Arjen Robben.
However, slight concern has been raised due to Klopp’s final season in charge with Dortmund before announcing he would be taking a sabbatical in April 2015, with his team scraping Europa League qualification after spending the majority of the season in the bottom half of the Bundesliga. Having lost players such as Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze to Bayern, his team struggled, and this could be a possible concern for FSG as they look at his credentials when considering him for the job.