The former Liverpool and England legend Michael Owen has endorsed Jurgen Klopp as the perfect man to take over as manager at Liverpool.
Writing on SportLobster, Owen gave his thoughts on Klopp and another potential candidate, Carlo Ancelotti.
“If indeed these are the two main men (Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp) I would think that Klopp is the better fit for Liverpool at this time.
"I think that a younger and potentially hungrier manager in Jurgen Klopp would be the best fit for Liverpool in their current predicament.
"His appointment would certainly excite the Liverpool fans who had become so disillusioned with Rodgers and in this day and age their part in the whole process cannot be over-estimated. He would also bring a burning desire to succeed and to take the club from their true position of 'top six' to right back in the mix for winning the title and where finishing top four is a given every season.
“The big advantage that Klopp has over Ancelotti is that whereas Ancelotti has generally managed at clubs who were already very successful with a squad full of top players, Klopp took over at Borussia Dortmund when they were in a similar position to that which Liverpool find themselves in now.
“Nobody can fault Ancelotti's track record over the years and with a coaching resume that includes Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris St Germain and Real Madrid there can be little doubt that he would be a success at Liverpool. However, I'm not sure that Liverpool need a safe pair of hands at this time.”