‘IT MAKES COMPLETE SENSE’: Steve Nicol backs 44-year-old as next Liverpool manager instead of favourite Xabi

In reality, the majority of Liverpool fans would prefer Xabi Alonso become the next boss at Anfield.

Whatever happens in the summer, the fact that Jurgen Klopp is leaving will leave a massive hole in the team and prove to be the biggest blow.

The next man walking through the door isn’t going to be Jurgen Klopp, but he might not be Xabi Alonso either.

So, who would the Liverpool supporters accept as their next manager if it isn’t the crowd favourite doing wonders at Bayer Leverkusen?

Steve Nicol has made it clear that he would accept Roberto De Zerbi as Jurgen Klopp’s replacement, as he told ESPN.

The Liverpool legend added that the Brighton boss coming to Anfield ‘makes complete sense’ as he highlighted the 44-year-old’s style of play.

The Seagulls, who are pushing for another European finish this season, play out from the back no matter what, but don’t press in the intense manner in which the likes of Liverpool do.

But Steve Nicol is seemingly happy to see some of that free-flowing style of play on Merseyside.

“I don’t have a problem with that, I like the way he plays the game,” said Nicol about De Zerbi.

“He is going to inherit players who want to play and have been successful at playing not unlike the way he likes to play the game.

“So, from that point of view, I think it makes complete sense.”

Will Jurgen Klopp end on a high?
That defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup is still going to be sore. Very sore!

It has ended all talk of a possible quadruple, but the Premier League title and the Europa League are still up for grabs.

The latter should be Liverpool’s because of their superiority in the competition and how they are blowing teams away.

But they will be well aware that they have a fight on their hands when it comes to the Premier League title after losing top spot to Arsenal.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *