Jamie Carragher believes there is a ‘natural heir’ to Jurgen Klopp

Jamie Carragher has named who he believes is the right man to replace the legendary Jurgen Klopp.

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The news that Jurgen Klopp is departing Liverpool at the end of this current season would have shocked fans across the globe and many in the football media.

LeBron James is just one of many well-known names around the world who have reacted to the news that broke this morning after Liverpool released a video of Klopp explaining why he had made the decision.

The German manager then held a press conference in the afternoon to take questions from the press alongside Billy Hogan. the Chief Executive Officer of Liverpool.

Hogan was asked several questions himself about who may be coming into the club next season but he said: “We prefer to, at this club, to operate in private, when we are ready to talk about things when we will, until that time we won’t.”

There has already been several names linked with the job which Liverpool will want to sort out ready for the pre-season preparations at the start of next season.

Plenty have spoken about who may be the man to take over Klopp which will be such a huge responsibility and now Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has had his say on the matter.

Jamie Carragher has named his successor to Jurgen Klopp

Carragher said in his Telegraph column: “Klopp never had to learn how to connect with the Kop. It was like he was born to be the Liverpool manager. That’s one of the reasons why Xabi Alonso is already being considered the natural heir.

“From day one, it was like Xabi was born to be a Liverpool player. As he is my former team-mate, it is no surprise that so many are clamouring for him to be appointed. I would love Xabi to get the chance.

“He ticks all the boxes as a former Liverpool player who knows the club and city, is adored by the fans and has already shown in the Bundesliga that he is one of the most exciting young coaches in the world.

“His wealth of experience playing under the greatest coaches of his generation – Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola – mean it is only a matter of time before one of the elite clubs appoint him. You can never choose the right time for such an opportunity.

“It may be now.”

Alonso is one of the clear favourites to take over as he is having a fantastic first season in management at Bayer Leverkusen as they sit four points clear of Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga.

Many Liverpool fans will be watching on now as they hope to see him win the Bundesliga and possibly boost his chance of getting the role at Anfield.

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