Jurgen Klopp style suits Liverpool, says Sascha Bacinski
Last Updated: 05/10/15 7:13pm
Jurgen Klopp ticks all the boxes as a potential Liverpool manager, according to Sky Sports' German football reporter Sascha Bacinski.
Sky sources understand the Merseyside club have made contact with representatives of Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti following the dismissal of Brendan Rodgers, with the club keen to appoint a successor as quickly as possible.
The international break means Liverpool are not in action again until the trip to Tottenham on October 17, but if they do turn to Klopp, Bacinski says the former Borussia Dortmund boss is made for Anfield.
"I think so, when you see some interviews of Klopp over the past years, he always mentioned Liverpool in a kind way," he told Sky Sports News HQ. "He's a great fan of Liverpool. He likes the city, he likes the club.
"It's kind of like what Dortmund was like when he took over seven years ago. A lot of history, a lot of potential, a lot of tradition. Even the cities are very comparable, both working class cities with a lot of industries.
"This is the kind of offer he is working for. I can imagine he is very interested in taking over at Liverpool."
Bacinski believes Liverpool fans would love the style of football that Klopp would bring and is convinced his "full-throttle" approach would suit the Premier League.
"If you have seen the games of Dortmund over the last year, you can imagine how the fans of Liverpool would love this kind of football," he added.
"It's a very offensive football, it's a very intense type of football where the whole team attacks very early. In Germany it's called full-throttle football. That's what Klopp stands for and that's what he would like to bring to Liverpool, if he became manager."
One potential hurdle for Klopp to overcome would be Liverpool's current use of a transfer committee, with Klopp used to making the final decision on players to be signed.
"In Dotmund, it's like three people who makes the decision; Klopp, Micheal Zorc and Hans-Joachim Watzke. However in the end it was Klopp who makes the final decision.
"I'm not quite sure if Klopp would like to work with director of sport to make the final decisions. He had a very strong personality, he wants to have the last word. This maybe a problem for Klopp if Liverpool handles it the way they have handled it in the years before."