Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp is ready to take the job at Anfield after learning that former Barcelona trainer Pep Guardiola will be offered a new deal with Bayern Munich, a job that Klopp was interested in taking.
The clubs American owners are eager to move quickly and appoint Rodgers successor after issuing a statement barely hours after the Merseyside derby 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park which said they had lost faith in Rodgers ability to get the most out of his squad.
The statement read: “Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch.
“Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it.”
The Daily Mirror claims that the decision was made once it became clear that Klopp would be willing to take the job, despite insisting that he wanted to take a year off from football after leaving the Signal Iduna Park in May.
Now owners John Henry, Tom Warner and Mike Gordon will hold talks with the 48-year-old German with a view to getting him on-board before next weekend, which would allow him time to settle in before the Reds face Tottenham at White Hart Lane on the 17th.