Favourite for Liverpool job Jurgen Klopp was once very critical of Brendan Rodgers

Nuri Sahin Penalty

The German was not pleased with the way Liverpool used Nuri Sahin.

Yesterday saw Liverpool finally bite the bullet on manager Brendan Rodgers. The Northern Irishman has been relieved of his duties of manager after a difficult start to the season in both domestic and European football.

Rodgers, who nearly led Liverpool to a first Premier League title in the 2013-14 season, has been walking a tightrope for a while at Anfield and now it seems the club have decided the time is right to let him go.

The early front-runner to get the job is former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp. The similarities between the position Dortmund were in before his arrival and the one Liverpool are in now are certainly interesting and Liverpool fans would love his charisma at the club.

Of course Klopp himself has previously criticised the man he looks set to potentially replace.

It came after Nuri Sahin’s failed loan deal at Liverpool. The midfielder struggled during his time at Anfield mainly because he was being played further up the pitch than he was used to.

In the end his deal was cut short and Sahin ‘thanked god’ that he was getting away from the Liverpool boss.

Klopp then brought the Turkey international back to Dortmund from real Madrid and was critical of Rodgers for playing him out of position - as reported by Tribal Football:

"Nuri is a great player, but he was injured when he went to play for Real Madrid. That was his problem. I do not know what Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was thinking. However, playing him as a number ten is not the best solution in my opinion," 

Time will now tell if Klopp does indeed become the new boss at Liverpool, and whether he can get the best out of this current crop, more so than Rodgers did.

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