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Klopp v Ancelotti: Liverpool left easy choice if replacing Rodgers

| 25.09.2015

The betting can hardly separate the two most eligible candidates to succeed embattled Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

It’s a straight shootout at the Anfield Corral between sabbatical-taking big hitters Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti, priced at 13/8 and 2/1 respectively to replace Rodgers as the next permanent Reds boss.

It’s a considerable stroke of misfortune for the under-fire Reds gaffer to have two of the game’s more revered managers floating around jobless, just when results are drying up like a sultana for the Northern Irishman.

The most pertinent question for owners Fenway Sports Group should they feel moved to take decisive action, is who the best man for the job would be once the grizzly business of giving Rodgers the shove is dealt with.

According to Ladbrokes, Klopp has his nose a smidgen in front with rumours of a forthcoming appearance at Anfield bound to be a factor in the German’s popularity.

Nevertheless, having delved into the managerial stats on this pair of potential Kop idols, it has become crystal clear whose number John W Henry should have on speed dial.


It’s there in black and white (and red and blue etc) that Ancelotti is the indisputable number one contender to Rodgers’ Anfield throne.

The wily Italian is better travelled and hoards silverware like Kim Kardashian collects shoes. That Premier League title whilst at Chelsea is the icing on the cake compared to Klopp’s complete novice status in English football.

The only thing the German would win on is frequency of smiling compared Ancelotti, who generally lets his eyebrows do the talking.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.