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Liverpool approach Jurgen Klopp's representatives

Klopp is favourite to take over at Liverpool. Credit: PA

Liverpool have approached Jurgen Klopp's representatives about his availability to replace Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

The popular German manager has been out of football since stepping down from his position at Dortmund at the end of last season.

It's thought a move to England and Liverpool appeals to Klopp even though the two parties are nowhere near striking a deal just yet.

Klopp would be prove a popular appointment with Liverpool's fans after guiding Dortmund from the Bundesliga's lower reaches in 2008 to consecutive league titles and the Champions League final in 2013.

Rodgers 'incredibly disappointed' to leave Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers Credit: Martin Rickett / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Brendan Rodgers has released a statement about his departure from Liverpool Football Club.

It came through the League Managers Association:

"I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club. It has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one of the game’s great clubs for the last three years.

“I have worked every day to represent the club to the best of my ability, to develop both individual players and a team that the club’s magnificent fans can be proud of.

"There have been some very memorable moments during my time at Liverpool and I would like to thank all of the players for their hard work and commitment.

"The current squad is one in transition, but they have some real talent and are showing a strong sense of togetherness. I expect to see them continue to grow and develop over the coming weeks and I wish them and my successor well for the rest of the season.

“Liverpool has a magnificent football heritage and I have nothing but respect and admiration for the history, tradition and values that make the city and the club so exceptional. "As well as my players, I would like to thank everyone connected with the club; Fenway Sports Group, the Liverpool Directors, in particular Ian Ayre, my coaching staff, the staff throughout the club, the volunteers, the Academy staff and its young players and of course the amazing Liverpool fans for their unwavering support, passion and dedication which has made my time at the club so special.

“Finally, I would like to give a special mention to John W. Henry, Tom Werner and Mike Gordon. They gave me this great opportunity and even though we will no longer be working together I am sure our relationship and friendship will continue into the future.”

– Brendan Rodgers

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