Is struggling Klopp really the answer for Liverpool?

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Some sources are backing Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp to take over from Brendan Rodgers, but would that really be a wise decision?

If Liverpool continue to languish in mid-table, Brendan Rodgers' job could be under threat and one possible replacement is Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp.

An article in the Daily Mail has claimed that Klopp is already being lined up as a successor to Rodgers and is the leading contender for the post ahead of Rafa Benitez and Andre Villas-Boas.

It is suggested that Klopp's amazing achievement in building a side capable of competing with the very best on a shoestring budget may attract Liverpool, who are still nursing their wounds after some big-money failures, such as Mario Balotelli.

German Football Manager of the Year in 2011 and 2012, Klopp has worked wonders at Dortmund, leading a formerly medium-sized club to two Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final.

In fact at the start of the season Klopp must have been amongst the most desirable managers in Europe and could have walked into most jobs in football.

But things can change quickly in football and the 2014-15 campaign has been a nightmare for Klopp's Dortmund.

Klopp's men fell to their ninth defeat of the season last weekend against Hertha Berlin and they are currently 16th, facing the embarrassing prospect of a relegation battle.

While Borussia have gone one better than Liverpool and made it through to the last 16 of the Champions League, the mood at the club is bleak and Klopp's swagger has been replaced by an air of baffled frustration.

On the surface it may appear that Liverpool, an underachieving giant, and Klopp, an off-form tactical mastermind, may be the perfect fit, but it could also prove a disaster.

Klopp has only ever coached Mainz and Dortmund and has no experience outside Germany. He also seems to struggle with having a weight of expectation, having thrived when he was defying the odds.

At Liverpool, Klopp would be in a pressure-cooker environment, expected to deliver immediate results and he would need to be authoritative from day one.

Unless this season ends with Champions League glory, which appears highly improbable, Klopp would be arriving with his confidence dented, which is hardly the right mindset for turning up at Anfield.

Should Liverpool part with Rodgers, they should surely seek a coach whose stock is rising, not someone who is coming off the back on their own personal annus horribilis.

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