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24th Sep 2015

Klopp: I would cut short my sabbatical to manage a Premier League side

Anfield Klopp?

Nooruddean Choudry

This will be like music to the ears of Liverpool fans everywhere.

The Anfield club have experienced a dismal start to the season and confidence in Brendan Rodgers is at an all-time low. Many supporters have lost patience with the Northern Ireland man after a poor start to the campaign that mirrors the bad habits of last year.

They have been very public in their admiration for German manager Jurgen Klopp, with social media and football phone-ins abuzz with talk of the former Borussia Dortmund boss as the ideal man to bring the good times back to one of the world football’s biggest sleeping giants.

Until now it had seemed that it was a pipe-dream, with Klopp enjoying a sabbatical from the game to recharge his batteries and reinvigorate him for when he eventually returned to management.

But now Sky Sports are reporting that Klopp is: a) keen on managing a side in the Premier League; and b) would cut short his break from the game to do so.

When taken in conjunction with his comments from a few weeks ago that “there are other good projects that are exciting who need help” apart from sides currently competing in the Champions League, everything points to a clear come-and-get-me-plea to Liverpool’s owners.

Be afraid, Brendan. Be very afraid…