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"Our next manager": Liverpool fans drooling over Pep Lijnders

Wednesday night sees Liverpool take on Arsenal in the fourth round of the League Cup. The Reds reached this stage of the competition by beating MK Dons 2-0 away from home in September, the fixture saw a thumping headed goal at the back post from prodigy Ki-Jana Hoever. Young players are often rotated into the squad for League Cup games and at Liverpool, so are coaches. Jürgen Klopp’s assistant manager gave the pre-match press conference. Kopites have been drooling over Pep Lijnders with many saying he is the next Liverpool manager.

The Dutchman was previously the elite development coach at Melwood before Klopp made him his right hand man. Vitor Matos, who worked with Lijnders at Porto, recently took up Pep’s former role with the academy.

With rumours surrounding Klopp’s future refusing to go away, Kopites have been looking toward the future. Jürgen won’t be around forever but it is looking increasingly like it won’t be the end of the world when he calls it a day at Anfield. Reds fans on Twitter have been calling for Pep Lijnders to be the next Liverpool manager.

These supporters were quick to point out that rushing club legend Steven Gerrard into the role would be a mistake when we have a Klopp clone already at the club.

Although the German boss’ departure isn’t enjoyable to consider, this fan is enjoying watching his assistant step up.

One Kopite found the assistant gaffer’s presser utterly fascinating.

Another Liverpool fan believed he showed some vital characteristics.

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This Red was overwhelmed by the passion of the Dutchman.

But of course, the most important thing when Klopp leaves is continuity.

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