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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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

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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,external-linkvia Sunderland Echo)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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.external-link

Tottenham forward Harry Kane has respondedexternal-link 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 Instagramexternal-link account.

Neil Etheridge instagram

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) external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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