The search for Jurgen Klopp’s replacement at Liverpool is one of the most crucial decisions in the club’s history. Klopp’s nine-year tenure has left a significant legacy, making it challenging to find a manager who wouldn’t be considered a downgrade. The club must make the right decision to avoid a potential decline similar to Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
Xabi Alonso, the former Reds midfielder and current manager of Bayer Leverkusen, is the early frontrunner for the position. He has had an impressive season, leading Leverkusen to the top of the Bundesliga with an unbeaten record after 19 games. Liverpool fans overwhelmingly support Alonso as Klopp’s replacement, with 61 percent of voters expressing their preference for him.
Other candidates such as Roberto De Zerbi, Steven Gerrard, Julian Nagelsmann, Antonio Conte, Luis Enrique, and Pep Lijnders also received varying levels of support from the fans. Gerrard, who had a successful stint at Rangers before a short-lived tenure at Aston Villa, garnered some support from the fans. Despite the diverse options, the majority of fans are in favor of Xabi Alonso taking over from Klopp, emphasizing the strong desire for continuity and success at Liverpool.