Celtic hero urged to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp is arguably the best manager in the world. For decades, Liverpool struggled to get back to the top of the English game. It was the arrival of the German maestro that completely transformed their fortunes and reestablished the club as one of the best on the planet. The 56-year-old has made the decision to depart Anfield at the end of this campaign though and will leave behind big shoes to fill. Will a Celtic hero be the one to replace him?

Xabi Alonso has been considered the heavy favourite to replace Klopp as Liverpool manager. He is not the only candidate for the job though.

The name of Ange Postecoglou has been doing the rounds of the rumour mill as well. The Australian is believed to be on the radar of Liverpool after the impressive job that he has done at Tottenham Hotspur, transforming them into potential title contenders despite Harry Kane leaving and a number of injury problems to key players.

It is no secret that Postecoglou grew up as a Liverpool supporter. Thus, it would certainly be a dream job for him.

Celtic hero urged to replace Klopp at Liverpool

As reported by SEN, Andy Maher said on SEN The Run Home:

"Let's not lose sight of the fact about this - he is a passionate Liverpool man.

“Liverpool fans have shown that, ‘If you are one of us … and you have success’, you are on the fast track to become an immortal at Anfield.

“He’s got to go (if Liverpool make him an offer). He may never get another chance."

It remains to be seen if Postecoglou does end up getting offered the Liverpool job. Of course, there would be the task of engineering a move away from Tottenham Hotspur as well, who he joined just last summer.

Tottenham Hotspur are not known to let their best go easily. Just look at how long Kane stayed at the club despite being linked with a move away for years. So, Postecoglou joining Liverpool would not be simple. That being said, if it does happen, it would probably cap off the meteoric rise that the Australian has enjoyed since joining Celtic in 2021.