Paul Parker: Liverpool players don’t trust Brendan Rodgers, Jurgen Klopp would be ideal replacement

Former England and Manchester United defender Paul Parker believes Liverpool's squad don’t trust Brendan Rodgers and says Jurgen Klopp would be an ideal replacement.

Paul Parker told that he doesn’t believe the Liverpool players trust Brendan Rodgers and that the Northern Irish manager should be fearful for his job in light of Jurgen Klopp’s availability.

The former England defender hit out at Rodgers’ managerial ability and said it was the right time for the Liverpool board to look elsewhere after the 42-year-old had taken the club as far as he can.

‘’For Liverpool to move forward, they have to get rid of the dead wood,’’ Parker explained to Eurosport. ‘’The dead wood includes the manager, Brendan Rodgers, who has taken the club as far as he can.

‘’Liverpool need a manager they can trust. I wonder how much of those players really trust Brendan Rodgers with his big words, and soundbites that he is told to use. Rodgers is all pre-match and post-match. 90 minutes is all that matters to players, not these big words. Players only want a manager who they can trust. Not someone who is going to talk bad of them.’’

Parker later added: ‘’Liverpool board will be aware of Jurgen Klopp’’ and in stark contrast to his analysis of Rodgers, concluded by questioning what player would not want to play for a man like the former Borussia Dortmund manager.

Is Klopp the perfect replacement for Rodgers at Liverpool?

Klopp would undoubtedly be a name that would excite Liverpool fans, if there were to be a change in manager at the club.

He has reached unimaginable heights during his time in Dortmund, winning the Bundesliga and making the Champions League final, but has decided to move on in search of a new chapter in his managerial career.

Is that destination likely to be Liverpool? Many could say that it’s an ideal match, but Klopp would most likely be looking for a side situated in the Champions League for next season.

It's not to say that it definitely won’t happen, however, as Liverpool are a club that has a lot of potential.

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