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Jurgen Klopp joined Liverpool as a manager in 2015 having left Borussia Dortmund after seven years.
The German manager’s time at the Reds began with Liverpool finishing as runner-ups in the Europa League 2015/16 season as they lost to Sevilla.
Klopp later managed to lead the Premier League side to the Champions League final two times in two years.
The first came during 2017/18 where they lost to Real Madrid. Meanwhile, in the 2018/19 season, they beat Tottenham.
Following the Champions League winning season, Klopp’s side won the Premier League after 30-years.
Klopp has also won the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup with the Reds in 2019.
The 54-year-old’s contract with Reds expires in 2024 and we have decided to take a look at the possible candidates who could replace the German manager, if he doesn’t sign an extension.
So here are three candidates that could replace Jurgen Klopp, if he leaves the Reds after his contract expires.
Erik ten Hag is currently managing Ajax. He has been with Ajax since 2017. Besides the Eredivisie side, ten Hag has managed also Go Ahead Eagles, Bayern Munich 2, Utrecht.
As a manager, the 51-year-old has won the Eredivisie 2 times, KNVB Cup 2 times and Johan Cruyff Shield in 2019.
Ten Hag’s work at Ajax should not be overlooked as he is doing wonders at the Eredivisie side. During this season, ten Hag’s side have been one of the best sides in Europe.
They qualified for the Champions League round of 16 having won 6 out of 6 group stage games. They scored 20 goals and conceded just 5.
Graham Potter is currently a manager at Brighton and Hove Albion. The 46-year-old has been with Brighton since 2019. Potter has also managed Ostersund and Swansea City.
Potter has been praised for his work as a Brighton manager. The Seagulls are currently 9th in the league table. They have celebrated a victory over Everton, played a draw against Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea during this season.
Steven Gerrard’s name has been linked with Liverpool for some time now.
The former Reds star has recently become a manager at Aston Villa and some have suggested that his next destination could be his former club Liverpool, where he would return now as a manager.
Gerrard was a manager at Rangers before he joined Villa. The 41-year-old coached the Gers from 2018 to 2021 and in his last season, Gerrard won the Scottish Premiership with Rangers after Celtic’s 9-year reign.