The latest Liverpool news as Newsnow Liverpool suggests that the Reds may have already found the ideal Jurgen Klopp successor when he decides to leave Anfield.
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Jurgen Klopp will have spent 11 years there when his contract at Liverpool expires in the summer of 2026
During his remarkable time at Anfield, the German has sparked a revolution, leading Liverpool to Premier League and Champions League victories.
In a statement made earlier this year (as quoted), Klopp made a suggestion that he may take on a new endeavour after his current contract ends: “I don’t know yet whether I’ll do something completely different after I leave Liverpool. I want to have a variety of possibilities.
The 56-year-old has previously been linked to the Germany managerial job, but he declined the offer while reaffirming his commitment to Liverpool.
However, the Reds will need to have a succession plan in place when Klopp does leave Anfield, and they could already have the ideal option.
Liverpool Already Found the Ideal Jurgen Klopp Successor
At least at the inception of Klopp’s reign at Anfield, Reds supporters considered the possibility that the legendary Steven Gerrard of Liverpool may succeed him as manager.
The former captain of England was successful with Rangers, assisting them achieve their first Scottish Premiership victory in ten years.
He was given the Aston Villa position as a result of his achievement, but Gerrard struggled with the exit of Michael Beale, a key assistant, and was fired as the team were almost relagated. Unai Emery, his successor, led a capable team into the Europa Conference League qualification spots.
Gerrard is now in charge of Al Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia, and his prospects of getting the Liverpool post have never been so slim.
But another former Liverpool player Xabi Alonso is also a contender.
The Spaniard was a cult icon among Reds fans when playing at Anfield from 2004 to 2008. He obtained his coaching credentials while in charge of Real Sociedad’s B squad.
He was hired in October to lead Bundesliga team Bayer Leverkusen, and despite a sluggish start, he has had considerable success with an offensive style of play.
Last term, Alonso led the team to Europa League qualifying, and so far this season, they have won all three of their Bundesliga games.
Because of his performance, he has been linked to important positions abroad, but the former Liverpool midfielder may prefer to wait for one of his old teams to approach him.
Liverpool May Have Found Jurgen Klopp Successor in Xabi Alonso
A report from Get Football News Germany claims Alonso has a “secret agreement” with Leverkusen that enables him to quit the team whenever he pleases.
With that in mind, Liverpool might benefit from it if at all feasible when the time comes to choose a new manager, even if it might not be active for some time.