Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders is Jurgen Klopp‘s preferred choice to succeed him in the hot seat at the Reds, according to the Sunday World journalist Kevin Palmer:
Comment – The spotlight is about to fall on Liverpool’s owners as they look to confirm they have the ambition to meet the demands of their manager.
— Kevin Palmer 💙 (@RealKevinPalmer) February 16, 2021
The Dutchman has been integral to the Merseyside club’s recent success, but fans on Twitter are not so sure that the 38-year-old would be the right man to take over at Anfield:
is this a joke
— Toney (@elcholoATL) February 17, 2021
No managerial experience…. then just take over Liverpool one of the biggest clubs in the world…. ya sure 👍
— Lyndon Casey (@case7877) February 17, 2021
Only if Gerard isn’t interested… We love our dear Steven than Pep
— ScientistBigVibes✪ (@Lawal_Jr_) February 17, 2021
There’s only 1 man I’d want to succeed Klopp… And that’s Stevie G!!!
— Ziyaad 🏆 (@TweetZico) February 17, 2021
It shouldn’t be Klopp’s decision
— Broken Nixon (@BrokenNixon) February 17, 2021
rope Steven Gerrard in.
— lokshin manager (@Hlubi_Stone) February 17, 2021
uuuuu whats this
— ThiagoMaestro (@AyrtonCaruana7) February 17, 2021
Not convinced by this
— Gini Mina Mané Moh (@GiniMinaManeMoh) February 17, 2021
Love Pep but has to be Stevie surely
— Matty McGuire (@mcguire_matty) February 17, 2021
It is not surprising that many supporters would be resistant to the appointment of Lijnders, especially due to the fact that club legend Steven Gerrard is doing so well at Rangers.
The Light Blues are closing in on their first title in a decade, having not lost a single league game so far. There are still, however, question marks over whether Gerrard is ready to take the Liverpool job.
The same could be said of Lijnders, though. His only experience in management came at Dutch second division side NEC Nijmegen in 2018 but he was sacked within five months after failing to gain promotion.