A manager in the Premier League has spoken highly of Liverpool recently and based on his exciting style of play he could be a potential future successor to Jürgen Klopp.
Liverpool know one day all fairy tales end. You simply cannot live happily ever after forever.
That’s the nature of life. That’s not the nature of football. Things ebb and flow, and one day even the best things come to an end. In a hopefully distant future, that means one day Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp will also part ways.
For now, in the near future at least, there is no chance of Klopp exiting Liverpool. His contract is until 2026, and the German is a man of his word which means he is expected to fulfil that commitment.
Whether he’s going to stay beyond that remains to be seen. By 2026, he will have spent more than a decade at the club, and he may be looking for a bit of respite or a new challenge. But it’s also a possibility that he will extend his stay having adapted to life at Liverpool.
Nonetheless, Liverpool always have to prepare for every eventuality and that means there must be a future shortlist of candidates who could potentially succeed Klopp.
One of the favorites who is doing very well at the moment is Xabi Alonso. But the Spaniard is not the only one.
Based on his recent comments, Ange Postecoglou must also now emerge as a possible future candidate to succeed Klopp at Liverpool.
The Tottenham manager has started life excellently in the Premier League, despite taking over a rocky side at the start of this summer which seemed in a lot of turmoil. Postecoglou has turned it all around and has rebranded Tottenham even after losing captain Harry Kane.
Currently, his side sits in second place above Liverpool on goal difference in the Premier League ahead of the North London derby.
His exciting brand of football which saw him adored at Celtic is fun to watch, and it seems like it was very much inspired by Liverpool.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Postecoglou revealed he was a Liverpool fan while growing up.
“I always wanted to be a manager. I loved the game. I loved all of it, not just playing. I would get three-month-old Shoot magazines, Roy of the Rovers. I would read everything. I was a massive Liverpool fan, I loved Bill Shankly, I loved the boot room stories,” said Postecoglou.
After that admission, presenter Gary Lineker asked him whether he was still a fan of Liverpool.
“Well, I’ve taken the posters down mate, last week!” Postecoglou responded.
Being inspired by Bill Shankly and having already managed a club in Celtic that also sings You’ll Never Walk Alone, if Postecoglou continues to impress, eventually in the future he may be able to put those posters back up.
On and off the pitch he is exactly the type of manager who would appeal to Liverpool fans. He speaks candidly with reporters, gives passionate team talks and is definitely capable of evoking emotion from his players.
Add to that his exciting brand of football and his ability to spot talent from all over the world and man-manage them, and Liverpool may just have the perfect Klopp heir in Postecoglou.