Wolves boss Gary O’Neil could be a replacement for Klopp as Reds manager

Gary O’Neil started his coaching career with Liverpool back in 2020

Liverpool are currently finding a replacement for Jurgen Klopp who is leaving the club at the end of the season. Football pundit, Troy Deeney has thrown Wolves’ Gary O’Neil into the hat.

Gary O’Neil joined Wolves just days before the Premier League campaign got underway. The 40-year-old is an ideal candidate who can help Liverpool to find a new manager.

O’Neil’s side is currently tenth in the table and talkSPORT pundit Troy Deeney is pushing his name for the job.

The former striker feels the Englishman started his coaching career with the Reds back in 2020 when he was appointed assistant manager to Barry Lewtas for Liverpool’s under-23 squad.

Deeney spoke to talkSPORT, “I’m going to throw a name at you – I think [Liverpool] need a coach next year more than a manager, so I’m going to say Gary O’Neil,”

“If the rumours are are to be believed, three or four of the big players could move on and they could be left with a real young squad.

“I think it could be a team that needs a younger coach who’s used to working with younger players with not too much expectation to go and win the league.

“If someone like De Zerbi came in, we’d expect Liverpool to still be in the top four.”

Liverpool were looking to pick Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso but he decided to stay at the club following a tremendous season. Fabrizio Romano has added that Ruben Amorim is also Liverpool’s preferred option for the manager’s role at Anfield. Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi is also in the race.

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