Update: Klopp imminent, manager to fly in to sign agreement with Liverpool

J├╝rgen Klopp celebrating Bundesliga title

Liverpool's agreement to appoint Jurgen Klopp is almost complete.

Liverpool are poised to announce Jurgen Klopp as manager by Friday, with The BBC reporting an agreement could be completed this Thursday (later today).

The Reds' position is vacant after they fired Brendan Rodgers at the weekend.

Klopp is even expected to fly in, with The BBC reporting: "Klopp is set to complete negotiations in Merseyside on Thursday." 

Fans and national and local newspaper photographers will not doubt be keeping an eye out at airports for the in demand first shot of Klopp touching down.

Despite his expected arrival, The BBC claim Liverpool may not even make a formal announcement until Friday, stringing out what looks to be football's worst kept secret about their next manager.

Liverpool will want to undertake all the behind the scenes media work with Klopp before their announcement, official photographs and first interviews, while there may still be formal details to iron out.

Should the wait go into the weekend, fans may begin to get nervous, but with the main other viable contender, Carlo Ancelotti quoted in the Liverpool Echo confirming he is not in the running, to say the Klopp deal appears nearly done, would be an accurate assessment of where Liverpool's manager search currently stands.

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