Journalist James Pearce has named three managers that could replace Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp when he departs Anfield.

Klopp, who arrived at Liverpool in 2015, has been the best thing that has happened to the club for a number of years.

In the past eight months, the German manager has won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

His Liverpool side are also 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, and they should be awarded the trophy regardless of the issues that the coronavirus is causing.

However, there will be a day that Klopp departs, and Pearce has named three people who could potentially replace the German at the helm.

Pearce told The Athletic: “Pep Lijnders is massively respected by the owners and is a popular figure throughout the club. He would certainly be part of the conversation when it comes to successors.

“If RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann’s managerial career remains on an upward curve at that time, he’s bound to be of interest too. So much can change in the space of four years.

“I still think Steven Gerrard is destined to manage Liverpool. I know their domestic form hasn’t been great recently but in general, he’s done a great job at Rangers.”

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 04: Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Steven Gerrard and Pep Lijnders are names that would not shock anyone. However, no one has ever really mentioned Julian Nagelsmann’s name. When one does sit back and think about it, he would not be the worst option.

Hopefully Klopp does hang around a little longer, as he is doing an exceptional job. However, Liverpool will not have a shortage of options to look at when he departs.

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