Exclusive: De Zerbi the fall-back option for Liverpool

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With Jurgen Klopp’s departure coming at the end of the 2023/24 season, the Liverpool board are already evaluating the ideal profile for the candidate who will replace the current coach.

Xabi Alonso continues to be the main target and some contact with him has already occurred according to sources close to CaughtOffside.

However, the competition from Bayern Munich is becoming increasingly fierce, especially in recent days.

In fact, the German club have absolutely identified the Spanish manager as the preferred name to replace Thomas Tuchel in June.

From Alonso’s point of view, he’s completely focused on the current campaign with Bayer Leverkusen.

Xabi Alonso remains Liverpool’s first choice to replace Jurgen Klopp but Roberto De Zerbi is their fall-back option.

They remain well in the race to win the Bundesliga and the Europa League, but he knows full well that two of his former clubs want him.

In addition to Alonso, Liverpool are also running the rule over Roberto De Zerbi.

The Italian coach is inclined to leave Brighton – who are already exploring other managerial options including Ruben Amorim – if a concrete and structured proposal arrives from Liverpool.

Still an open situation at Liverpool

In summary, the race to replace Klopp still remains an open situation, nothing has been decided and nor will it be until the summer.

Alonso is Liverpool’s main target, but Bayern Munich will not make any concessions even if they know that it’s difficult for the Spaniard to say no to a possible proposal from the Reds.

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