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Five contenders to take over from Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool

Published 04/10/2015 | 20:46

Ancelotti and Klopp are front runners for the Liverpool job
Ancelotti and Klopp are front runners for the Liverpool job

Brendan Rodgers' sacking at Liverpool leaves owners Fenway Sports Group looking for their fourth manager in five years. Here is a look at the contenders.

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JURGEN KLOPP

Undoubtedly the fans' favourite, the out-of-work former Borussia Dortmund manager's philosophies are seen by many as the perfect fit at Anfield but he has never been tested outside of Germany.

CARLO ANCELOTTI

The vastly-experienced Italian is a three-time Champions League winner and has had success in Italy, England and Spain and only last week the club had to deny they had approached him.

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FRANK DE BOER

Former Holland international has won the Eredivisie four times with Ajax and on Friday spoke about his desire to move to England, talking up Liverpool and Newcastle in particular. Despite a varied playing career, De Boer has not managed beyond his homeland.

RONALD KOEMAN

Another Dutchman, one who has slotted seamlessly into Premier League life at Southampton and appears to have an approach which would fit in well at Liverpool.

WALTER MAZZARRI

Relatively high up in the bookies' odds, the Italian was sacked by Inter Milan last November after previous spells with Napoli and Sampdoria, among others. No experience outside his home country.

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