Jurgen Klopp is only willing to take the reigns at Liverpool and end his sabbatical if certain conditions are met at the Merseyside club.
This could prove to be a major stumbling block in any minute hope of Klopp coming to the Reds.
The 48-year-old would demand that the club’s transfer committee, which has hamstrung Brendan Rodgers from signing certain players, be abolished.
Klopp, known for his big personality and passionate nature, would also want the decision for him to come to the club to be unanimous and not ‘just elements within the club,’ states the Daily Mail.
This may go against the club’s policy in a major way but it also displays that Klopp needs to feel trusted in his position. This writer would argue that every manager should have the final say on who comes and goes from a club. A transfer committee undermines a manager’s role within the club, which is to pick and coach a selected group of players he is happy with.
One only has to look at a flop like Mario Balotelli, who the aforementioned publication claim was ‘pressed upon’ Rodgers, to see that a manager’s decision should monopolise bearing on signings.
Klopp did not have anywhere near the amount of cash Liverpool have when he took his Borussia Dortmund side all the way to the Champions League final in 2013, so it is little surprise that, even after a below par campaign last season, Klopp remains one of the Reds’ fan base’s favourable replacements, should Rodgers leave.
Klopp also won the Bundesliga twice in a row during his time at Dortmund, no mean feat for a manager competing against the likes of Bayern Munich every season.
A 3-2 win over Aston Villa has given Rodgers a slight reprieve from the scrutiny he has been under but with a mid-week Europa League game against Sion and the Merseyside derby away to Everton to come followed by another trip to face Tottenham, the matches are coming thick and fast for the under pressure boss.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena