Liverpool are currently in search of a new manager as Jurgen Klopp leaves Anfield at the end of the season. Latest reports suggest Liverpool want Ruben Amorim to replace Klopp at the end of season.
Klopp, whose contract was due to run until the 2026 summer attributed his decision to
“running out of energy”
Candidates for the Liverpool job
A number of names have been speculated to be up for contention for the Liverpool job over the past few weeks.
Liverpool have been linked with Bayer Leverkusen‘s Xabi Alonso since Klopp’s announcement. However, he’s not the only one in contention.
The Reds are apparently eyeing Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim, according to Gianluigi Longari of TV Dello Sport.
The Italian journalist wrote on X:
“Liverpool evaluations in progress for the bench. Many candidates in the running, the first on the list of Liverpool is Xabi Alonso.
“Among the alternatives taken into consideration by Liverpool, the name of Ruben Amorim currently managing Sporting stands out.”
Ruben Amorim termed as new “Pochettino”
If the Reds don’t manage to get Alonso, then Amorim would also be a good candidate for the Anfield hotseat.
The 39-year-old has proven himself to be a “supercoach” and an “incredible” young manager with bright future in the game.
Last year, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher actually urged Tottenham Hotspur – when they were still looking for Antonio Conte’s replacement – to consider him.
He said on The Overlap:
“They need the new Pochettino if you like,”
“A younger coach who thinks they are going to build something over four or five years, because they never the money Man City or Chelsea will have to completely change a season.
“Who that is, I’m not sure – maybe it’s the guy at Brighton, he looks really good, it looks like they are going for Nagelsmann, he’s a young manager and there is a guy at Sporting Lisbon who people are talking about, the new Portuguese coach.
“I think someone of that ilk, rather than a big name manager who wants a lot of funds and just wants to stay there for two years.”