Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (2L) congratulates his players following the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 24, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff CADDICK
Barcelona are reportedly considering Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as a potential replacement for current manager Luis Enrique.
The Blaugrana coach has come in for severe criticism following the team’s 4-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, and with his contract up in the summer, speculation is rife over a possible exit. According to John Richardson of the Sunday Mirror, Klopp is on the club’s shortlist of replacements.
“Klopp has his admirers within the Camp Nou, especially for his work at Borussia Dortmund,” the piece continued. “The German is a huge fan of Barcelona’s football and took his Liverpool players to watch Barca’s Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach in December.”
According to Richardson, Klopp is on an “extensive list” of candidates, which also includes Everton manager Ronald Koeman, who is a legendary figure in Catalonia having excelled as a player with the club.
“Koeman is the favoured option if Barcelona go down the route of recruiting a former playing hero to become their coach,” it’s noted.
Klopp joined Liverpool in October 2015 and has been a big hit at Anfield.