Replacements circling Liverpool amid pressure on Rodgers

Embattled Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers.

Embattled Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers.

With the walls closing in on Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool tenure, has made it a two-horse race in the bid to replace the Northern Irishman at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp, the former Borussia Dortmund manager, is favoured to take over at the Merseyside club, with Italian trophy-magnet, Carlo Ancelotti snapping at his heels.

Both men have had their share of media spotlight on the subject of suceeding Rodgers in the past 48 hours.

Liverpool fans are being urged by Twitter account @TheAnfieldChat to dress up as Klopp when their side plays Aston Villa in the Premier League next, in order to show the club’s owners who they want in charge:

Meanwhile, the Merseyside outfit have had to deny that they have contacted Ancelotti amid a dismal run for Rodgers in all competitions.

Five winless games leaves the former Swansea tactician under increasing pressure to pick up a win against Carlisle in the Capital One Cup, but even more so to improve the club’s league position.

Currently dangling in 13th, the Reds will require a real run of wins to propel them back into top-four contention.
Rodgers has engineered streaks of that nature before of course, but is working with an even more out-of-kilter squad than before. A recent Monday Night Football graphic listed endless supplies of attacking midfielders as evidence of such.

Compared to Rodgers’, both Klopp and Ancelotti’s CVs will glitter. The former secured consecutive Bundesliga titles with Dortmund in 2010/11 and 2011/12, winning the domestic double in the second season, and was a Champions League runner up in 2012/13.

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