German football expert Raphael Honigstein has said that Jurgen Klopp would find it “very hard to turn Liverpool down”.
The Borussia Dortmund boss recently announced his decision to move on from the German club and has been linked with a switch to Anfield to replace Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers’ position is coming under increasing scrutiny after failure to reach any of his pre-season targets of qualification from the Champions League group, a top four place and a trophy.
His signings have been roundly criticised by fans and the media after he spent over £100m last Summer on eight new recruits. And a failure to build on a second place finish last season has left Rodgers open to further critcism.
And Honigstein has added to the speculation about his future as Liverpool manager by promoting Klopp as a potential replacement.
“Speaking to people close to him in November, where it was already on the cards that he might move to England, it was understood he wanted to move to an established Champions League club.” he told Talksport.
“He’s also realistic enough to know that there aren’t that many likely offers from top four clubs coming in.
“At the same time, in so far as a emotional connection, and an ideal fit, Borussia Dortmund to Liverpool is the closest resemblance you can find.
“The fans are a huge part of the club, they also sing you’ll never walk alone.
“There’s a special kind of atmosphere in the city. It would be very hard for Jurgen Klopp to turn Liverpool down.” he concluded.