Liverpool’s disappointing start to the season has seen Brendan Rodgers come under pressure, with speculation rife that the manager could be sacked if results do not improve soon.
According to a report in The Sun at the weekend, former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is open to the idea of taking charge of Liverpool.
Klopp is one of the best managers available at the moment, but Liverpool fans should not get too excited if he is given the job rightaway.
The main reason is that there is little more the German can do with the current Liverpool squad that manager Rodgers cannot.
Okay, Liverpool’s results have been disappointing so far this season and their performances have not been great, but would Klopp really be able to work wonders if he came in right now?
There is not a single world-class player in the current Liverpool squad. Philippe Coutinho could become a top player soon and Nathaniel Clyne has potential, but who else? Maybe Daniel Sturridge if he is fit, but that's it.
Jordan Henderson’s improvement over the past couple of seasons or so has been exemplary, but he is not a world-class midfielder and he will never be.
Christian Benteke is a very good striker, but is he good enough to guide Liverpool to the top four?
For Liverpool to truly challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League, they need better players.
The current players the Reds have are not good enough to compete with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal - not under Rodgers, not under Klopp, not under anyone.
Sacking Rodgers and appointing the German is not going to make Liverpool a top-four team straightaway.
If Liverpool genuinely want Klopp, then they should appoint him at the end of the season. That will allow the German to bring in his own players and not inherit someone else’s team.