JURGEN KLOPP PERFECT REPLACEMENT consider hiring "fiery" 4-2-3-1 manager at Liverpool, it could be Rodgers 2.0 - sportupdate
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JURGEN KLOPP PERFECT REPLACEMENT consider hiring “fiery” 4-2-3-1 manager at Liverpool, it could be Rodgers 2.0



There have been rumors that the Premier League head coach could replace Jurgen Klopp.Last week, Jurgen Klopp disclosed that he will leave Anfield at the conclusion of the 2023–24 season, having led Liverpool for just under nine years.

Liverpool’s pursuit of a successor to Klopp

The Times reports that the Reds will base their decision regarding his successor on facts as opposed to opinion, and they suggest Roberto De Zerbi, the manager of Brighton & Hove Albion, as a candidate.The Italian manager, who primarily employs a 4-2-3-1 formation, is reportedly being considered by FSG as they devise their next move prior to the 2024/25 season in an effort to replicate Klopp’s outstanding efforts.Additionally, the Daily Mail reported that the Seagulls tactician and Xabi Alonso are two of the players currently at the top of the club’s shortlist of potential candidates.


FSG must be cautious, however, that they do not acquire Brendan Rodgers 2.0 in exchange for De Zerbi, as Rodgers has yet to demonstrate his worth as a manager at the highest level.


Brendan Rodgers’ trophy-devoid tenure with Liverpool

The Northern Irishman was appointed manager of Liverpool in the summer of 2012, having previously managed Swansea, Reading, and Watford, but had won no significant trophies in his career to that point.Rodgers kept the Swans in the Premier League during the 2011/12 season, and the Reds acquired him to Anfield in response to his exploits with the midtable club.


Brendan Rogers’ Celtic Premiership in ScotlandHowever, his lack of expertise at the highest level proved to be his undoing, as the 51-year-old tactician departed Merseyside in 2015 following less than three years and the failure to secure any trophies for the club.


Since then, he has won trophies with Leicester and Celtic, including the FA Cup with the Foxes in 2021; however, he was unable to accomplish the same with the Reds.De Zerbi’s extreme lack of experience

Since his arrival at the AMEX in 2022 to replace Graham Potter, who joined Chelsea, the 44-year-old, whom journalist Josh Hayward characterized as “ferocious,” has raised eyebrows with his outstanding play for Brighton.


Following guiding the Seagulls to sixth place in the Premier League the previous season, securing the club a spot in the Europa League, his squad is presently ranked seventh after twenty-one matches.




Awarded trophies (through Transfermarkt)


Boario Darfo




The Foggia




The Palermo




The Benevento




The Sassuolo




The Dakhtar Donetsk region




The Brighton




Based on the data presented in the table above, De Zerbi’s managerial career thus far has not been replete with trophies; he has only won the Ukrainian Super Cup and a Serie C cup.


Consequently, by acquiring an inexperienced manager from a Premier League club in the middle-to-upper divisions, they would be resembling the decision they made with Rodgers.


In contrast, prior to joining Liverpool, Klopp had amassed five trophies during his tenure at Borussia Dortmund, which included two Bundesliga titles won in a stalemate against Bayern Munich.Seven trophies, including the Champions League and the Premier League, have been won by the German wizard with the Reds; he will, presumably, add another before the end of the current campaign.


Liverpool’s decision to replace Rodgers with a proven winner has been profitable for the club for the past nine years or so. Therefore, they should avoid the potential error of appointing another inexperienced head coach in De Zerbi, as there is a chance that he will be Rodgers 2.0.