A Sky Sports journalist has offered his verdict on likelihood of Liverpool recruiting a current Premier League manager as Jurgen Klopp’s successor at Anfield.
Klopp, the German manager, is set to depart as Reds boss at the conclusion of this season, sparking speculation about his replacement.
In an interview with GIVEMESPORT, Michael Bridge has not ruled out the possibility of Liverpool pursuing Postecoglou. However, he does not anticipate the 58-year-old readily leaving Tottenham.
The journalist said: “It looks to me that the logical step would be Xabi Alonso. If it wasn’t Xabi Alonso, then maybe it opens it up a little bit more for the likes of Ange Postecoglou. But until then, I don’t think Spurs have many concerns.
“I think people will say, well he doesn’t stay at many clubs for long. True, but I think that he always leaves clubs in great hands. Even in Australia, Japan, and even at Celtic, he left them dominating Scotland. He’s got a job to do here at Tottenham. He’s only been here for less than a season.
“I feel he’s sort of enjoying his role here. He’s part of a big transfer committee where he has the final say. He gets on well with the board and the chairman. So I don’t think there are too many concerns.
“I can’t say I’m 100% convinced that he would stay if Liverpool make an approach because the only person who knows that answer is Postecoglou. But I think as it stands, I don’t think Spurs have got too many concerns inside the club.”
We concur with Bridge’s assessment that Liverpool’s ‘logical step’ should involve pursuing Alonso as their primary choice, given his outstanding performance at Leverkusen and his revered status as a Kop favorite from his playing era in the 2000s.
Nevertheless, if the 42-year-old is steadfast in his commitment to stay with the Bundesliga leaders for the foreseeable future, or if Liverpool fail to entice him back to Anfield should he opt for a different role, then the club’s hierarchy must have alternative candidates in mind for consideration.
Unlike certain predecessors at Tottenham, Postecoglou appears to be receiving substantial support in the transfer market, and his overall demeanor suggests contentment in north London, with Spurs making significant strides under his leadership despite the departure of Harry Kane last year.
Having previously professed his childhood allegiance to Liverpool, the emotional connection could be a factor for FSG to exploit should they decide to approach him for the managerial position on Merseyside.
Currently, it is challenging to envision the 58-year-old as Klopp’s successor at Anfield, but his appointment would not be as surprising as the recent bombshell announcement of Klopp’s departure at the end of the season.
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