Liverpool are one of the luckiest clubs in the world, as we’re constantly reminded. However, we aren’t lucky with refereeing decisions and opposition injuries – we are lucky because we have the best coach in the world in the dugout. However, at some point in the not so distant future we will need to appoint a successor to Jürgen Klopp. We look at three potential candidates:
The young one – Julian Nagelsmann
Julian Nagelsmann is just 32-years-old.
The German coach is currently managing RB Leipzig and he is doing a great job.
Leipzig lead the German Bundesliga for a period this season but now find themselves five points adrift of the top in third place.
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The youthful gaffer has mountains of potential in the dugout and employs a similar style of football to Jürgen Klopp, his philosophy has helped fuel the rumours of Timo Werner joining The Reds.
His appointment would see a continuity of style as well as a willingness to try new things as he is the only candidate on our list without a prior connection to Anfield.
The sentimental choice – Steven Gerrard
Stevie G, the best box to box midfielder to ever play the game.
The Scouser is managing Rangers at the minute but his position is up for debate due to his inability to change the tide of Celtic’s dominance.
Whilst he doesn’t have the same level of experience as other candidates, the job would mean more to him than any other potential gaffer – that has to be worth something.
The big concern is that he doesn’t have the credentials, his appointment would likely be a bit premature.
The sensible choice – Pep Lijnders
Pep’s ‘our identity is intensity’ speech is one of the highlights of the season so far.
The Dutch coach definitely gets it, he understands the club, the fans and crucially he understands Jürgen Klopp and his vision.
The most important thing when picking a successor is continuity, we had great success with the ‘The Boot Room’ model during the 70s and 80s, managers need to be trained from within – Pep is the sensible choice to succeed Jürgen Klopp.