Former Liverpool legend Danny Murphy has identified Brighton & Hove Albion’s Roberto De Zerbi as the ideal candidate to take over from Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, should the time come when the German manager decides to part ways with the club.
Jurgen Klopp, who has held the reins at Liverpool since 2015, has been nothing short of a transformational figure for the Reds. Under his stewardship, the 56-year-old guided Liverpool to their first-ever Premier League title, triumphed in the UEFA Champions League, and secured numerous domestic honors.
Klopp has overseen 435 matches for Liverpool across various competitions, boasting an impressive record of 268 victories while suffering only 77 losses. His existing contract with the club is set to conclude in 2026.
Danny Murphy believes that De Zerbi’s approach to the game makes him the perfect fit for Liverpool’s future. Speaking on talkSPORT, Murphy stated, “I think De Zerbi is the perfect choice. He’ll be ready when the time comes. I’ve pondered it for the past minute, and that’s my conclusion.”
He continued, “De Zerbi plays an attractive brand of football, exudes a strong personality, and is honing his craft remarkably well in the Premier League with Brighton.”
Murphy added, “Even though Jurgen Klopp, which I don’t anticipate, were to contemplate this as an option, I struggle to see a more suitable candidate. Football can be incredibly unpredictable, so the favored choice could change within a year. Nevertheless, I genuinely believe in his capabilities; there’s something special about him.”
EPL: Arteta Unveils Arsenal’s 25-Man Squad for 2023/2024 Season
Arsenal’s head coach, Mikel Arteta, has unveiled his 25-player squad for the forthcoming 2023/2024 Premier League season, in accordance with the league’s regulations. Notably, no more than 17 players in the squad can lack “homegrown” status.
The guidelines stipulate that players under the age of 21 are not required to be included in the 25-player roster, and clubs retain the flexibility to field as many under-21 talents as they see fit throughout the season.
This 25-man squad, which includes several “homegrown” talents, will remain intact until the January transfer window, at which point modifications can be made if necessary.
Arteta’s 25-player squad (*homegrown):
Emile Smith Rowe*