Liverpool close to agreeing terms for next manager - after major development in negotiations: report

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the fans after the Reds' defeat at home to Crystal Palace in April 2024.
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Liverpool have made a major breakthrough in their pursuit of their next manager, with negotiations close to being complete.

Xabi Alonso seemed the preferred choice at Anfield to replace Jurgen Klopp, but the former Liverpool midfielder has opted to stay managing in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen. As a result, the Reds started looking elsewhere, with one candidate clearly standing out above everyone else.

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.