Report: Klopp expected to sign Liverpool deal today

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Liverpool fans are set to see their hope level go from the bottom with Rodgers to the top with the Klopp.

Ex-Borussia Dortmund boss and Mainz mastermind Jurgen Klopp will be named the manager of the Anfield set on Thursday, according to the BBC, as the Reds are hoping to see a replay of the above photo soon.

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Klopp is set to replace Brendan Rodgers, who led the club to a second-place finish in 2013-14 but failed to reach the same heights last season while struggling in European competition and the transfer market.

The 48-year-old manager retired as a player at Mainz in 2001 to manage the club, and led them into the Bundesliga (though they were later relegated). Klopp took over at the Westfalenstadion, where BVB won 56 percent of their matches during his eight-year reign, which included the 2011 and 2012 Bundesliga crowns and a runner-up finish to Bayern Munich at the 2013 UEFA Champions League final.

From the BBC:

The 48-year-old is set to arrive on Merseyside for further negotiations with the Anfield club before signing a three-year contract.

Klopp wants former assistants Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz as coaches.

Carlo Ancelotti ruled himself out of the running on Wednesday, though it felt like a formality as many have pegged Klopp for the job since the moment it opened.

How will Klopp do, barring some unforeseen development? Probably really well, especially if he can lure old BVB disciples like Mats Hummels and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Anfield.