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Race for Klopp's Throne: Liverpool's Pursuit of a New Managerial Maestro 

By Moral 2024

Liverpool is reportedly eyeing Brentford head coach Thomas Frank as a potential replacement for Jurgen Klopp, who announced his departure at the end of the season. 

Klopp's decision marks the first time Liverpool is seeking a new permanent manager since 2015. 

Despite being in contention for at least one trophy this season, Klopp feels it's time to move on after nine years in charge 

The Liverpool board has been aware of Klopp's decision since November, facing the challenging task of finding a new manager 

Bayer Leverkusen's Xabi Alonso is the current favorite, but Liverpool may face competition from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid 

If Alonso doesn't join, Brentford's Thomas Frank emerges as a potential candidate, given his impressive work at the Premier League club. 

Frank has been Brentford's manager since 2018 and has guided them to Premier League establishment after promotion via the Championship play-offs. 

Ange Postecoglou of Tottenham, Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton, and Germany's Julian Nagelsmann are also reportedly on Liverpool's radar. 

De Zerbi and Postecoglou, a Liverpool fan, are mentioned as potential targets due to their stylistic similarities with Liverpool's high-pressing approach. 

Klopp, who is being linked with Barcelona, admitted emotional challenges after announcing his departure following Liverpool's 5-2 FA Cup win over Norwich City. 

Klopp acknowledged the outpouring of emotion from loved ones and supporters but emphasized the need to "pull himself together." 

Liverpool's dominant performance in the match showcased areas for improvement, according to Klopp. 

The search for a new manager intensifies as Liverpool aims to continue its success under new leadership.