October 8th, 2015

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Klopp to Kop confirmed

Jurgen Klopp has agreed a three-year deal to become Liverpool manager.

The 48-year-old German replaces Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday after three and a half years in charge with the club 10th in the Premier League.

Klopp has been out of work since May, when he ended a seven-year spell at Borussia Dortmund to take a sabbatical.

He is expected to have Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz - his former assistants at the Bundesliga club - as part of his coaching staff at Anfield.

Sean O'Driscoll, who was Rodgers's assistant, has left the club while Gary McAllister has been removed as first-team coach, although he is considering the offer of another role with the Reds.

No contract has yet been signed but that is viewed as a formality when Klopp arrives in Liverpool later on Thursday. He will be officially unveiled by Liverpool on Friday morning at 10:00 BST.