Gossip column: Klopp, Mourinho, Allardyce, Moyes, Benzema

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Liverpool gossip

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, 48, is happy to work under Liverpool's 'transfer committee' as his likely appointment as Reds boss moves closer.(Mirror)

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But the German has told the Premier League club he will only take the job if he is given the final say on transfers.(Mail)

Liverpool midfielder and Germany Under-21 international Emre Can, 21, says Klopp is a "great coach". (Die Welt via Liverpool Echo)

Sacking Brendan Rodgers, 42, eight games into the Premier League season could cost Liverpool more than £10m. (Telegraph)

Ex-Reds striker John Aldridge says his former club are not in crisis but believes changing manager so early in a season is a risk. (Liverpool Echo)

Michael Owen, another ex-Liverpool forward, says Klopp is the right man to succeed Rodgers. (Sportlobster via London Evening Standard)

Phil Thompson - also a former Reds player - believes Rodgers was sacked because the club may already have a deal in place for his replacement.(Sky Sports)

Other gossip

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Jose Mourinho's future as Chelsea boss will be safe as long as the Blues remain in contention for a top-four finish. (London Evening Standard)

Former West Ham and Bolton boss Sam Allardyce, 60, is to be offered the manager's job at Sunderland. But Dick Advocaat, who resigned as Black Cats boss on Sunday, says the squad he would inherit is "simply not good enough". (Mirror)

Allardyce could still be persuaded to take the job at the Stadium of Light - despite having initially ruled himself out. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Real Sociedad manager David Moyes, 52, has turned down an approach from the Black Cats. (Mail)

Real Madrid striker and long-term Arsenal target Karim Benzema, 27, says he is "fed up" of being continually substituted. (AS via Independent)

Manchester United's French striker Anthony Martial, 19, has warned fans he is not the new Thierry Henry. (Sun - subscription required)

Ex-Sheffield United striker Ched Evans, 26, is thought to want to return to professional football by the end of this season if the Court of Appeal overturns his rape conviction. (Independent)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa counterpart Michel Platini could face suspension within days after new claims over a £1.35m payment. (Sun - subscription required)

Best of social media

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Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who moved on loan to Napoli during Brendan Rodgers's first season in charge at Anfield, tweeted his support for the Reds and the players
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Burnley midfielder Joey Barton is one of many footballers to tweet their praise for the BBC One programme on England captain Wayne Rooney, broadcast on Monday

And finally...

A Liverpool fan who vowed not to tweet until Brendan Rodgers was sacked has broken his 133-day silence. (Metro)

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