Jurgen Klopp tailor-made for Liverpool according to Dietmar Hamann

The former Reds midfielder has backed his compatriot to replace Brendan Rodgers.

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has backed Jurgen Klopp as a ‘tailor-made’ replacement for Brendan Rodgers, as reported by Breathesport.

The Northern Irishman was dismissed following a 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park in the Merseyside derby on Sunday, ending a tenure of three years and four months with the Anfield outfit.

Rodgers had come under untenable pressure in recent weeks, with poor performances and results in both domestic and European games riling a section of the Kop.

With the former Swansea City chief given the axe at the weekend, BBC Sport claim that Klopp is the frontrunner for the role and could even be appointed as early as this week.

Hamann has stated that his German countryman would be an ideal replacement for Rodgers, while claiming the outgoing manager could have little qualms over the club’s decision to terminate his contract.

“Rodgers can’t have any complaints,” Hamann stated on Breathesport.

“The mood changed towards the end of last season and they could have sacked him in the summer but decided to change the backroom staff instead, which destabilised him further.

“The replacement? I think Klopp is tailor-made for Liverpool. He works well at clubs that need rebuilding by bringing energy & enthusiasm. He speaks English and the fans will really take to him.”

Klopp has been out of work since walking away from Borussia Dortmund at the tail end of last season after a disappointing domestic campaign at Signal Iduna Park, but would bring with him an impressive track record of success in German football.

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