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Clear favourite to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager emerges with bookmakers

Clear favourite to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager emerges with bookmakers

Liverpool are continuing their search for a Jurgen Klopp replacement - and one manager has seemingly pulled ahead of the rest in the race.

A clear favourite has emerged in the latest bookmakers' odds to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager this summer.

The German boss will end his near nine-year stay at Anfield at the end of this season, having announced his shock decision to leave in January.

A host of top-level managers have been linked with taking over the role, including Bayer Leverkusen's Xabi Alonso, Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi and Bayern Munich's Thomas Tuchel.

Alonso was long seen as the favourite to take the job - despite rival interest from Bayern - before he announced that he would be remaining with the Bundesliga champions elect for next season.

In recent days, links have grown to Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim, who is believed to have 'many admirers' inside Anfield.

Amorim has only been in management since 2018, but has won five trophies at Sporting since his arrival in 2020 and is rated as one of the most tactically astute managers in world football.

He has even been dubbed as 'The Special One 2.0', in reference to Jose Mourinho, by some Portuguese outlets - although Amorim has refuted any comparisons with other managers.

He said: "It [the Mourinho reference] does not make sense and I have no illusions about it.


"I have to keep proving myself day-by-day. I remember being here at this stage last season, with everyone speculating whether I would stay at Sporting or leave."

In any case, the 39-year-old is now the clear favourite to take over as Liverpool boss, with a number of contenders now seemingly out of the race.

Here are the current odds to replace Klopp at Liverpool (odds via Oddschecker and longest odds shown):

  • Ruben Amorim (Sporting Lisbon) - 4/6
  • Roberto De Zerbi (Brighton) - 11/2
  • Julian Nagelsmann (Germany) - 15/2
  • Xabi Alonso (Bayer Leverkusen) - 14/1
  • Pep Lijnders (Liverpool, assistant) - 16/1
  • Thomas Tuchel (Bayern Munich) - 20/1
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Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Premier League, Fan Reactions