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Klopp next to depart?

Tue 16 Feb by Mark Gleeson

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Liverpool's mid-season slump has seen Jurgen Klopp slashed from 50-1 to 8-11 to be the next English Premier League manager to be replaced with club legend Steven Gerrard strongly fancied to replace him.

Since smashing Crystal Palace 7-0 in December, the Reds have won just three times in 12 matches in all competitions - one of which was victory over Aston Villa's youth team in the FA Cup after their opponents were hit by a Covid-19 outbreak.

They are now 13 points behind log-leaders Manchester City, who have played a game less.

Klopp, who has won both the Premier League and Champions League during his time as Liverpool boss, cut a forlorn figure following the Reds' collapse against Leicester at the King Power, admitting after the 3-1 defeat that his side's title defence is over.

Klopp’s shortening from 50-1 at Saturday lunchtime to 8-11 some 24 hours later is mostly a result of rumours circulating that he could be set to resign.

Gerrard, the former Liverpool and England captain, currently has Rangers on the verge of clinching a first Scottish Premiership title since 2010-11.

He is 5-2 second favourite to be the next man in the Anfield hotseat behind Klopp's current assistant Pep Lijnders (6-4). - Sportinglife.com