Xabi Alonso favourite for Liverpool job as Jurgen Klopp prepares to step down

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Xabi Alonso has been immediately installed as the favourite to take over from Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager at the end of the season

On Friday morning, Jurgen Klopp announced his decision to step down as Liverpool manager at the end of the current season, having informed the club’s ownership of his wish to leave his position when the 2023/24 campaign comes to a close.

Assistant managers Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz, as well as elite development coach Vitor Matos, will also vacate their positions at the end of the season, with Lijnders keen to pursue his own career in management.

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Xabi Alonso to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool

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After the news broke, Betfair revealed the current favourites to take over from Klopp come next season.

Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “Xabi Alonso is the early 5/4 favourite to be the next Liverpool manager following Jurgen Klopp’s shock decision to step down at the end of the season.

“Alonso, whose Bayer Leverkusen side lead the Bundesliga table, is followed by Reds assistant coach Pep Lijnders at 3/1, while Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is 11/2. Other contenders for the job include Roberto De Zerbi at 15/2, with Julian Nagelsmann 9/1.”

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Last updated, Monday 10 April

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Arne Slot1/5
Ruben Amorim14/1
Roberto De Zerbi14/1
Jose Mourinho20/1
Xabi Alonso20/1
Pep Lijnders20/1
Ange Postecoglou20/1
Unai Emery25/1
Thomas Frank28/1
Luis Enrique33/1
Zinedine Zidane33/1
Graham Potter33/1
Vincenzo Italiano33/1
Simone Inzaghi33/1
Hansi Flick40/1
Jose Mourinho40/1
Antonio Conte40/1
Gareth Southgate50/1

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Klopp announces shock decision to leave Liverpool

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.