Jurgen Klopp today agreed a three-year deal to become Liverpool manager.
The 48-year-old German replaces Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday after three and a half years in charge with the club 10th in the Premier League.
Klopp has been out of work since May, when he ended a seven-year spell at Borussia Dortmund to take a ‘sabbatical’.
He is expected to bring in Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz – his former assistants at the Bundesliga club – as part of his coaching staff at Anfield.
Sky Sport News in Germany broke the story as they reported that Klopp, who will cut his sabbatical short, has agreed to take charge at Anfield “with immediate effect”.
Klopp will now be unveiled as Brendan Rodgers’ successor in a press conference on Friday and official confirmation could be forthcoming as early as Thursday evening from Liverpool.