Former Bayern Munich boss emerges as surprise Liverpool manager target

Niko Kovac is emerging as a surprise name under consideration by Liverpool.

The former Bayern Munich and Monaco boss left Wolfsburg earlier this season and could well be an option as Jurgen Klopp’s tenure at Anfield comes to an end.

Xabi Alonso’s decision to remain at Bayer Leverkusen for another season was a huge blow to the Reds.

Kovac’s representatives have reportedly been in London recently, sounding out Premier League clubs ahead of potential managerial changes this summer, which makes us think there could well have been contact with Liverpool.

However, Sporting boss Ruben Amorim remains the bookie’s favourite for the job.