As fans plan Klopp-themed protest, Liverpool denies Ancelotti link

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According to reports, Liverpool have been forced to act quickly in denying rumors that the Merseyside club reached out to out-of-work manager Carlo Ancelotti about their managerial position.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has been under increasing pressure as his club stumbled out of the Premier League gates, and sit in 13th place with eight points.

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With Ancelotti on the market, an Independent report that Liverpool was interested in his services made some sense.

Jurgen Klopp has been the available manager more often linked with taking over for Rodgers should he be fired, but Liverpool was linked with the ex-Real Madrid and Chelsea manager Ancelotti. They’ve also reportedly shot down those rumors

From The Independent:

Reports have intensified this season that Brendan Rodgers’ job is in jeopardy after the club’s poor start to the season, but the club have moved quickly to dismiss stories emerging from today that they have made an approach for the Italian coach, who won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2010.

This news comes on the back of a planned anti-Rodgers protest by one group of Liverpool fans.

That protest? Apparently, an anti-Rodgers group is asking fans to “dress like Klopp” at Anfield for Saturday match against Aston Villa. Costume shops around Liverpool are marking up their dirty-blonde wigs and thick-rimmed glasses, to be sure.

Lose to Villa, and the protests may not be necessary.