Report: Klopp has immediate Liverpool target, big plans for summer signing Roberto Firmino

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Jurgen Klopp is reportedly targeting a top four finish at Liverpool.

According to The Mirror, Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on a top four finish with Liverpool this season - without overhauling his squad.

The Reds parted company with manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday afternoon, having drawn 1-1 with Merseyside rivals Everton earlier in the day.

That means the search for a new manager is on, but the Liverpool Echo report that ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp could be appointed later today as he arrives on Merseyside to finalise his deal.

Now, The Mirror believe that, despite Liverpool's underwhelming start to the season, Klopp has ambitious plans for the club, starting with this season.

It's stated that Klopp is targeting a top four finish this season, and that aim won't involve major re-tooling of his squad in the January transfer window, with the German preferring to work with what he already has at Anfield.

That may seem wildly ambitious right now, but it's also reported that Klopp has big plans for Brazilian playmaker Roberto Firmino, who arrived at Liverpool over the summer.

Firmino, 23, featured against Klopp's Dortmund whilst playing for Hoffenheim, and his sensational form in the Bundesliga has allegedly made a lasting impression on Klopp, who is keen to make him a key player under his tutelage.

If Firmino can replicate his Hoffenheim performances under Klopp, Liverpool will certainly have a better chance of achieving that target of a top four finish, given how he can score and create goals.

Finally, the report also suggests that Klopp could look to make a bid to reunite with Dortmund centre back Neven Subotic, given that Liverpool continue to have defensive problems.

Dejan Lovren continues to struggle, and Subotic - who featured so heavily under Klopp - could be a sensible solution to Liverpool's defensive woes.

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