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Liverpool: Fans call for Pepijn Lijnders to succeed Jurgen Klopp as Reds manager

Liverpool: Fans call for Pepijn Lijnders to succeed Jurgen Klopp as Reds manager

Many Liverpool fans on Twitter have agreed on the identity of the man they want to manage the club after Jurgen Klopp’s reign ends.

Who should eventually replace Jurgen Klopp?

Pepijn Lijnders

Pepijn Lijnders

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard

Pepijn Lijnders, who is currently the Reds’ assistant manager, spoke to the media yesterday ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup match against Arsenal, with a clip from his press briefing shared by This Is Anfield on Twitter [via @thisisanfield].

In outlining the qualities that he seeks in young players at Liverpool, Lijnders told liverpoolfc.com: “These boys all have talent, they are all creative. They are so good on the ball they probably sleep with the ball!

“But to make the next step it’s about how good are you in that 30 per cent [without the ball]? Can you defend those six players of the opposition? That attitude, that’s Liverpool FC because our identity is intensity.” [via liverpoolfc.com]

Lijnders is currently in his second coaching spell at Anfield, having first come to the club in 2014 when Brendan Rodgers was first team manager before leaving in January 2018 to take the managerial reins at NEC Nijmegen in his native Netherlands.

He was dismissed by the Dutch club after just four months in charge and returned to Liverpool in June 2018 to rejoin Klopp’s backroom staff.

Following his impassioned quote about Liverpool’s identity being intensity, these Reds fans on Twitter called for him to get the top job at Anfield after Klopp:

Do you think Lijnders could be a future Liverpool manager or should the club look elsewhere when the time comes to appoint Klopp’s successor? Join in the discussion by commenting below!

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