Gerrard & 3 more emergency options to replace Klopp when he decides 'to take a break for a year'
The German boss hinted on more than one occasion he'd be stepping down as Liverpool boss upon the expiration of his contract.
So, we deemed it fit to take a look at 4 different coaches who could possibly replace the German boss at the helm of the club.
- Steven Gerrard
The great captain dedicated almost most of his playing career to the Reds and continued working for Liverpool as the U-18 manager before taking a new challenge in his managerial career. Our ex-captain took charge at Rangers and has been cutting his teeth as a boss at Ibrox since last year.
Steven will be hoping to lift Scottish Premiership title before coming back to his 'spiritual home', Anfield, having enjoyed a very close battle with Celtic last season.
While Gers failed to lift any trophies last term, they gave Hoops a very close run and are expected to finally lift Premiership crown this season.
Why not? The only reason why Steven might not be returning back to Anfield is Jurgen's desire to continue with the Reds.
- Xabi Alonso
An ex-Real Madrid midfielder, who's also played for the likes of Liverpool, Bayern and his hometown club Real Sociedad is back at Sanse with his UEFA Pro License. He's currently coaching Real Sociedad 'B' team which plays in Segunda B, Spanish third tier of football, after spending only one season at Valdedebas.
It took only one full season for Alonso to lead Real Madrid's Infantil A to Champions' title and despite being offered a promotion to Los Blancos' Juvenil A team, Alonso preferred to decline the offer and return to San Sebastian, his boyhood club to work under his long-term associate Jokin Aperribay.
Why not? The Spaniard has never made a secret of his love for Real Sociedad, his boyhood club. Given his close associations with Aperribay, La Real's manager and his ambitions, Xabi will have his hands full coaching at Sociedad.
- Daniel Farke (Norwich)
Ex-Borussia Dortmund II manager is a known and stout champion of possession and organisation who came literally out of nowhere (Germany's fourth-tier football, to be more precise), leading Dortmund II out of relegation zone in 2015 with some highly-entertaining football.
Farke went on to join Norwich in 2017, taking the Championship team to Premier League in just one year.
4-2-3-1 is Farke's favoured formation at Norwich - his team offered a highly entertaining football, scoring 93 goals (the most) in the Championship last season. The team also excel in possession, an average of 58.1% per game and frown upon crossing - the Canaries finished 18th in the Championship in terms of attempted crosses.
On the downside, Falke's team allow too many shots on goal (they finished 7th in terms of goals conceded) and there's a lot Norwich boss has to learn and achieve before becoming Liverpool manager.
Why not? Farke still has a lot to prove. But again, at the age of 42 he has all the time in the world to prove his talents.
- Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig)
Since his appointment with Die Kraichgauer Julian has rapidly become one of the most promising European managers, aged 29.
He's been with Hoffenheim's different youth teams since 2012, leading U-19s to Bundesliga title and earning himself the nickname of 'Mini Mourinho'. His achievements were duly noted by the club board who appointed him head manager of Hoffenheim in 2016.
He went on to save Die Kraichgauer from relegation in 2016 and finished third in the 2017-2018 season.
Julian signed a 4-year-deal with RB Leipzig at the beginning of the new season.
Why not? Tricky question, indeed. Possibly because Stevie G is viewed as spiritual successor at Anfield.