Report: Liverpool considering three new managers - who should they pick?

Brendan Rodgers

The London Evening Standard has stated that the Reds are weighing up Jurgen Klopp, Rafa Benitez and Frank De Boer.

With Liverpool slumping to a 1-0 defeat to Hull last night, The London Evening Standard have stated that the odds on the Merseysiders parting company with Brendan Rodgers have shortened.

If the Reds are to look for alternatives to the Northern Irish manager, three names are reportedly in the running to take over at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp, Rafa Benitez and Frank De Boer have all been mentioned as possible replacements for the under-fire former Swansea boss - but which one should Liverpool opt for if Rodgers’ time at the club is coming to an end?

Klopp’s personal record at Borussia Dortmund has been nothing short of exceptional, with the German coach leading the historic club from middle-table also-rans to two-time title winners.

The ex-Mainz chief will be available this summer as he has stated that he needs a new challenge away from Signal Iduna Park and landing the ambitious German boss would be a real statement of intent from Liverpool.

With his track record of improving young players and success in the transfer market, Klopp could well be the man to bring the Reds back to the glory days.

Benitez will always be a name in the Liverpool history books after leading the club to a memorable Champions League triumph in 2005, while he is the most successful manager in the Reds’ recent history.

The Spaniard has done a decent job at Napoli over a number of seasons but is seemingly looking for a move back to England as his family still live in Liverpool.

The ex-Inter man knows the ins and outs of the Merseyside club, but his short-lived stint at Chelsea could sully his appeal to some extent.

Finally, De Boer has been mightily impressive in his managerial tenure at Ajax, winning four consecutive Eredivisie titles.

However, with the Amsterdam club relinquishing their crown to rivals PSV Eindhoven this season, the former Netherlands defender could well decide that it is time for a new challenge.

His pedigree is there for all to see with his domestic success, but he has had limited influence in furthering Ajax’s cause in Europe.

Verdict

Personally, I feel that Rodgers has progressed the club significantly since taking over at Anfield and as such should be afforded time to continue his project.

However, the allure of Klopp’s availability may well be enough to see the Liverpool owners part company with the current boss, with the German an excellent potential replacement.

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