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Klopp’s Legacy Continues: Liverpool Targets ‘Big Coaching Talent’ as Next Manager!

Liverpool are looking set to replace Jurgen Klopp with another German tactician from the next season. There re recent speculations linking Julian Naglesman with a move to Liverpool. The current Anfield boss is also a huge admirer of ex-Bayern Munich coach who is currently managing the German national side. Though, he will be available after Euro 2024.

The Reds are having Xabi Alonso as their primary target for the job. However, it is not going to be an easy task to convince him to leave Bayer Leverkusen. Reports from The Telegraph suggest that Liverpool are now shortlisting Julian Nagelsmann as a potential alternative to Alonso.

Julian Naglesman: A solution to carry on the legacy at Liverpool?

Nagelsmann emerged with Hoffenheim and even faced Klopp’s Liverpool in a Champions League play-off back in 2017. Klopp offered enormous praise to Nagelsmann, who was just 31 at the time of their clash. As quoted by the Bundesliga website, Klopp said

“He is a big, big, big coaching talent. We don’t know each other very well because we didn’t really have time – when I left Germany I think he was an U19 coach or something like this. But since then, we have written messages and things like this.

I’ve really followed his way since then because I like good football and obviously his team is playing interesting and good football. He’s not the only one but he’s a good example for a lot of really good young managers in Germany. It’s an interesting time on the manager market in Germany at this moment.”

The 56-year old also heaped praise for Naglesman earlier this season when he was appointed as the national team’s coach. This can be a huge bait for the corridors of power at Merseyside to lure the German to handle the job. However, Xabi is still looking a better option due to his emotional connection with the fans and the club. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see who will be overtaking the job Klopp, who is leaving behind a huge void to fill.

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