Jurgen Klopp can handover job to two Reds legend


Danny Murphy has been talking about the prospect of two former Liverpool players taking over managerial role from Jurgen Klopp

Danny Murphy
Danny Murphy

Murphy believes both Steven Gerrard and Xabi  Alonso could be candidates to replace the German at Anfield. Klopp has been under a lot of pressure lately with a looming game against title contenders Manchester City amid the Reds' poor start to the season.

Liverpool are currently 10th in the Premier League, having won just two of their first eight games. Several key Merseyside players have failed to impress in the English top-flight, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah all facing criticism from pundits and supporters.

The Reds' 7-1 Champions League win in midweek quelled doubts about Klopp in the short term, but tensions will ease again if the former Dortmund boss can beat Pep  Guardiola's formidable Manchester City side on Sunday.

Murphy told Fair Gaming about Jurgen Klopp's position ahead of the game: “I think Steven Gerrard or Xabi Alonso could manage Liverpool, absolutely, yeah. I don’t think either of them have probably done just enough yet to warrant that.

“I don’t think there’s a Liverpool fan on the planet, irrelevant of the start of the season, that would be even thinking about a possible change with Klopp. I don’t see that at all.

“I think it’s a big couple of seasons for Stevie at Villa to show his credentials, implement his style. It’s been a little bit up and down for him at Villa. He’d probably be the first to say that, so we’ll have to wait and see.

“I think Alonso’s more in the infancy of his managerial career. So, you know, that’s a hard one to anticipate. I know he had a good first win, but in terms of their stature amongst Liverpool supporters and the legacy they’ve left, it would be silly not to think that one of them could be in the dugout at Anfield one day.”

Alonso was named head coach of Bayer Leverkusen earlier this month, leading the German side in his first game at the club to a 4-0 victory over Schalke.

Though Alonso's side came off worse against in the Champions League on Wednesday night, beaten 3-0 by Porto.

The former Reds midfielder is could  be deemed far from competing for a management role at Anfield at this time, also Gerrard's recent performances at Villa suggest some bits of uncertainty.

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