If the Reds’ attempts to get Xabi Alonso as the future manager at Anfield are unsuccessful, Liverpool is predicted to make an unexpected move for one of two EFL managers to succeed Jurgen Klopp.
With Klopp’s statement last month that he will step down at the end of the season, the Merseysiders are preparing for what may be the most significant decision of FSG’s 14-year reign as Liverpool’s owners.
During his nine-year tenure in the north of England, the German leaves Anfield after leading the Reds to six major championships. He may yet win more, as Liverpool is still in contention for four trophies this season and has the aspirations and, most importantly, the depth of their team to perhaps win them all.
It will be a huge moment for the club’s American owners, nevertheless, whoever they decide to succeed Klopp. Xabi Alonso, a coach, has reportedly been advised that leading the Reds is his “destiny.”
It will not be simple, though, to prise the Spaniard away from Bayer Leverkusen. In the club’s 119-year existence, he has the German team leading the Bundesliga and in the running for their first German championship.
In order to avoid upsetting the seasons of Leverkusen and Liverpool, any such appointment of position will be postponed until the summer. However, according to sources, Liverpool has established “initial contact” on the 42-year-old’s potential hiring.
The Liverpool fan base has nothing but praise for Alonso, who seems to have all the qualities FSG could ask for in a manager. And to help their chances even further, it’s been said that if Alonso was given the chance to succeed Klopp, he would attempt to lure three of his Leverkusen talents to Anfield in an incredible €175 million triple move.
But Liverpool, like every other team in a similar situation, is planning a backup plan in case their attempt to sign Alonso doesn’t work out. In light of this, some believe he could decide that, at this point in his still-developing career, accepting the Reds job offer is a bit too soon.
Several additional names have been mentioned, with Ruben Amorim and Roberto De Zerbi also being mentioned as potential choices.