Jurgen Klopp wants £8million-a-year to join Liverpool, Football Insider sources understand.

Klopp’s camp has told the Merseysiders that will be the cost for the 48-year-old German and his backroom staff to move to Anfield.

The entire cost of the deal, if it is spread over a five-year contract, would be a staggering £40million.

Klopp wants to take Zjelko Buvac, who was his No2 at Borussia Dortmund, with him to Liverpool as well a fitness coach and a goalkeeper coach.

The cost of hiring Klopp, who is the frontrunner to become the new manager, is on top of the pay-off that Brendan Rodgers and his axed backroom team are set to receive.

Rodgers was in the second year of a four-year contract worth around£6million-a-year when he was axed by Liverpool on Sunday.

Klopp, whose CV includes two German league titles and a Champions League runners-up spot, will be even more expensive for Liverpool’s American owners Fenway Sports Group.

The former Dortmund manager is already in talks with the Liverpool hierarchy after being approached by the club last week.

Carlo Ancelotti is also on the radar of the Merseysiders but Klopp is the strong favourite to replace Rodgers.