"Ideal fit..." - Scottish Premiership manager who supports Liverpool backed to replace Klopp
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Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou would be the ideal Jurgen Klopp replacement at Liverpool, according to former Arsenal star Charlie Nicholas.
Indeed, Klopp’s side head into Monday’s Merseyside Derby still yet to taste victory in the Premier League in 2023. The Anfield club’s last top-flight win came against Leicester on December 30.
In the last four games in particular Liverpool have walked away with just a single point, scored two goals and conceded nine.
While Klopp’s exceptional success in his seven-and-a-half-year spell on Merseyside has rightfully earned him the backing of the Liverpool faithful, the tide could feasibly change should the Reds suffer a defeat against Everton.
Postecoglou at Liverpool?
In his Daily Express column via FootballScotland, the former Scotland international boldly claimed: "I hate to say this, but Ange Postecoglou would be an ideal fit for Liverpool. I just hope current incumbent Jurgen Klopp doesn't leave the manager's post any time soon.
"The Reds have struggled badly this season. They're out of both domestic cups and languish 10th in the English Premier League table, a mammoth 21 points behind leaders Arsenal. Their last remaining hope of salvaging silverware is the Champions League, where they face a daunting last-16 clash with holders Real Madrid.
"I know the Liverpool fans don't want Klopp to go, but what if he decides he's had enough? I'd be shocked if the German left before the end of the season - but there could change in the summer or if the club is bought over.
"I would be concerned about the impact managerial change there could have on Celtic. Would Liverpool come calling for Postecoglou?
"Put it this way, it would be a bigger surprise if the Aussie was not considered by the Anfield board. Could Postecoglou for Liverpool become reality?
"The 57-year-old will have ambitions as well after successful club stints in Australia, Japan as well as with the Socceroos national team.
"I know Postecoglou is building something special at Celtic, but I do think Liverpool - the team he supported growing up - would have too great a pull for him. If they were to search for a new manager then surely Postecoglou would have to come into the equation."