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Jamie Carragher names new 'favourite' for Liverpool job with Ruben Amorim 'unlikely' to replace Jurgen Klopp

Jamie Carragher names new 'favourite' for Liverpool job with Ruben Amorim 'unlikely' to replace Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool are searching for a manager to replace Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season.

Jamie Carragher has named the new 'favourite' to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool after Ruben Amorim was labelled 'unlikely' to succeed the German this summer.

Klopp will stand down from his role at the end of the season after almost nine years in charge at Anfield.

He could end the campaign on a high, with Liverpool currently level on points with Arsenal at the top of the Premier League.

Defending champions Manchester City are one point behind, having played one game less.

Xabi Alonso was the early favourite to replace Klopp but has already confirmed he will stay with newly-crowned Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen next season.

Sporting manager Ruben Amorim was tipped as a potential alternative but The Athletic's David Ornstein says he is "unlikely" replace Klopp this summer.

"West Ham in talks over ambitious move for Ruben Amorim if David Moyes goes. Julen Lopetegui also assessed but Amorim current top target. #WHUFC said to appeal but unclear where they sit among 39yo's options. Liverpool looks unlikely," tweeted Ornstein.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher has reacted to that update, claiming Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi is now the frontrunner for the role.

"[Incoming Liverpool sporting director] Richard Hughes wanted De Zerbi at Bournemouth, so he must be the favourite if this is true," tweeted Carragher.

"Ornstein doesn't get much wrong tbf!"

De Zerbi has impressed many with his attacking style of football at Brighton since joining the Premier League club from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2022.

He guided the Seagulls to a sixth place finish last season, securing the club European football for the first time in their history.

But they have found the current campaign much more difficult after losing Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister in the summer transfer window, with the latter joining Klopp's Liverpool.

Brighton are currently 10th in the Premier League table, having struggled with injuries throughout the campaign.

Despite that dip in form, De Zerbi has also reportedly attracted the interest of Manchester United and Manchester City in addition to Liverpool.

The Italian is not the only manager being considered by the Reds, however, with Feyenoord boss Arne Slot also linked with the job along with Wolves manager Gary O'Neil and Germany manager Julian Nagelsmann.

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Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Premier League, Football, Jamie Carragher, Roberto De Zerbi, Brighton And Hove Albion