A journalist for Liverpool claims the club is on the lookout for Jurgen Klopp's replacement.

A journalist for Liverpool claims the club is on the lookout for Jurgen Klopp's replacement.

The Jurgen Klopp era at Liverpool has been a hugely successful one, but like with everything, all good things must eventually come to an end. When that time comes at Anfield, there may be a clear decision for who should take over as manager of the club.

The German head coach has a contract to remain at the Merseyside club until the year 2026, and despite the current troubles of the club, it is extremely improbable that the contract would be terminated any earlier unless the 55-year-old decides to leave the job on his own will.

Steven Gerrard was the apparent candidate to succeed Jurgen Klopp before he took the job at Aston Villa. However, the Liverpool legend's management career has reached a snag, and his time at Villa demonstrated that he still has a long way to go before taking over at Anfield.

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Now, Liverpool columnist Neil Jones has stated that the Reds would be keeping a close eye on the Bundesliga for potential candidates to replace Jurgen Klopp.

At Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp has been a hugely successful manager.
Jones stated in an article that he was writing for GOAL that Liverpool will be monitoring the managerial career of former Reds player Xabi Alonso, who is currently enjoying a great deal of success with Bayer Leverkusen. Jones made this statement.

Jones penned the following: "Liverpool, of course, will be keeping a careful eye on his [Alonso's] progression. Jurgen Klopp indeed has a contract with Liverpool that runs until 2026 but considering Steven Gerrard's difficulties at Aston Villa, it is difficult to predict who will take over for him. Alonso is still remembered affectionately by supporters of the Reds, and he has nothing but pleasant recollections of his time spent on Merseyside during his five years there.

The Spaniard had previously coached Real Madrid's U-13 team and Real Sociedad's B team before taking over at Leverkusen last fall. Since then, the German club has risen from 17th to 9th place in the Bundesliga.

A victory over Borussia Dortmund on Sunday would keep Bayer Leverkusen atop the Bundesliga standings after they won five consecutive games before and after the World Cup.

Fans of Alonso's former team, the Liverpool Reds, would be overjoyed to see him return to the Merseyside club at some point in the future.

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