Former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp is Liverpool’s first choice to replace Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Everton.
The Northern Irishman was dismissed following almost three and a half years in charge, with the Reds in 10th position in the Premier League.
No deal has yet been done with Klopp, 48, who won two German Bundesliga titles with Dortmund.
Ex-Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, 56, is also being considered.
“The search for a new manager is under way and we hope to make an appointment in a decisive and timely manner,” said a Liverpool statement announcing the departure of 42-year-old Rodgers.
The replacement, when he is appointed, will work within the existing structure and what has become known as Anfield’s “transfer committee”.
It is the group that plots and carries out transfer strategy and up until Sunday night consisted of Rodgers, scouts Dave Fallows and Barry Hunter, the man in charge of analysis Michael Edwards, FSG’s Anfield representative Mike Gordon and chief executive Ian Ayre.
One of the big reasons for making the change was that owners FSG firmly believe someone else can get better results with the existing players and within that structure. In other words, they believe it is a squad that can and will perform better under someone other than Rodgers.

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