Liverpool loss and DFB Pokal win sees odds shorten on Klopp replacing Rodgers

Jurgen Klopp has emerged as the front-runner to replace Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, with the German set to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.

Brendan Rodgers could be living on borrowed time at Anfield, if the latest bookmaker odds on the next Liverpool manager are anything to go by.

It comes after the price on Jurgen Klopp becoming next manager of the Reds was slashed following a potentially season-defining 24 hours for both the German and his Merseyside counterpart.

That’s because while Liverpool were limping to an abject 1-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Hull, Dortmund were busy beating DFB Pokal holders Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the competition.

Victors on penalties after a nervy 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena, the result ensures Klopp will enjoy a fine send-off by BVB, with his last game in charge now likely to be the final.

That cup success could yet prove crucial, with Klopp undecided on where his future lies.

Yet it would appear that both the bookmakers and customers alike are increasingly believing that a Liverpool move is on the cards.

Data collected by Oddschecker certainly backs up this assertion, with the two-time Bundesliga title-winner now as short as 3/1 to replace Rodgers.

That puts him some way ahead of Frank De Boer, who can be backed at 6/1 but neck and neck with ex-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez.

AS Roma’s Rudi Garcia and former Everton man Slaven Bilic are both still in the running.

Yet if Klopp does land the top job at Anfield, Tuesday’s result could yet prove to be a pivotal moment for both the German and Liverpool.

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