Gossip column: Klopp, Gerrard, Guardiola, Rooney

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Incoming Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, 48, will give the club's players a chance to prove themselves - rather than planning significant changes straight away. (Daily Express)

Klopp's first big task at Liverpool will be to keep Philippe Coutinho after Manchester City targeted the 23-year-old Brazil playmaker as a long-term replacement for David Silva, who turns 30 in January. (Daily Mirror)

Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is sure that Klopp will be a success at Liverpool - having first encountered him during a Uefa coaching course in Germany in 2004. (Sky Sports)

Daily Mirror
Jurgen Klopp's imminent arrival at Liverpool dominates the Daily Mirror back page

Dietmar Hamann, the former Liverpool and Germany midfielder, says his compatriot Klopp will bring a more direct style to Anfield. (Talksport)

LA Galaxy are bracing themselves for Klopp to try to tempt midfielder Steven Gerrard, 35, back to Liverpool as part of his backroom staff in the future. (Daily Mirror)

Klopp plans to hold a number of personal meetings with the agents of Liverpool players to ensure a smooth relationship with his squad.(Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has reached a verbal agreement with Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain to take over at the Etihad Stadium next season.(Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be among the candidates should the FA look to replace Roy Hodgson as England boss after Euro 2016. (Times - subscription required)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez and Real Sociedad boss David Moyes are also on a shortlist of potential replacements.(Telegraph)

Sunderland will let Sam Allardyce name his terms in a final bid to make him their new manager. (Sun - subscription required)

Daily Star
The Daily Star's back page leads with Joe Hart calling for England to do better at major tournaments

Ex-Sunderland striker and chairman Niall Quinn says the club need a new manager who will "revolutionise" the club. (Sun FM,via Sunderland Echo)

Tottenham are interested in signing Gent striker Laurent Depoitre, 26, in January and will also make a new bid for West Bromwich Albion's England Under-21 forward Saido Berahino, 22. (Telegraph)

David Beckham has been unable to reconcile the rift between ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and former skipper Roy Keane to enable the latter to appear in a charity match at Old Trafford in November. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 29, will miss England's final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania because of injury.(Guardian)

La Liga president Javier Tebas says English football should allow reserve teams to play within its league system - as happens in Spain - in order to produce better players. (Times - subscription required)

Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison, 22, nearly quit football after becoming disillusioned with the game while at West Ham.(Sun - subscription required)

Aston Villa are planning to make a January bid for Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, 22, as doubts remain over the form of 31-year-old American Brad Guzan.(Telegraph)

Best of social media

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was thrilled to meet Belgian cycling great Eddy Merckx. "Belgium's finest - living legend," Kompany tweeted.

Tottenham forward Harry Kane has responded to a six-year-old fan who wrote a letter asking if he would come round for a kickabout on Friday - the day England play Estonia. Kane replied: "I'll ask Roy Hodgson but I think I'll have to be at Wembley!"

Walsall goalkeeper Neil Etheridge took a selfie while on international duty in North Korea with the Philippines and posted it on his Instagram account.

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And finally...

Manchester United centre-back Regan Poole, 17, has been unable to play a competitive game more than a month after his transfer from Newport County - because he still has not had international clearance to move from Wales to England. (South Wales Argus)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is to bring out a new book - six days after saying he was going through the most difficult period of his career. (Sun - subscription required)

West Ham chairman David Gold hopes moving to the Olympic Stadium will boost the club's female fan base because it is based close to a shopping centre.(Daily Mail)

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