By Wayne Veysey

18th May, 2015 | 11:28am

Liverpool step up Jurgen Klopp pursuit

By Merseyside correspondent Cam Downes
Liverpool chiefs are working on a sensational deal to entice Jurgen Klopp to Anfield, Football Insider understands.

The Merseysiders have had an initial meeting with representatives of Klopp to assess his interest in succeeding Brendan Rodgers and further discussions are set to take place.
Liverpool know they have to act fast as they consider alternative managerial candidates to Rodgers, whose position is under growing threat.
Klopp already has an offer on the table from Wolfsburg and is also on the radar of Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
Football Insider revealed earlier this month that Liverpool had made an approach for the 47-year-old German, who has announced he will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.
Liverpool will review Rodgers’ position at the end of the season as part of a thorough assessment of all areas of the club, including the first-team squad, the coaching staff and the much-debated transfer committee.
The spotlight has fallen on the manager in the wake of a season that will end trophy-less and without the team achieving their minimum objective of a top-four Premier League finish.
American owners Fenway Sports Group will assess Rodgers’ performance later this month and could even take the step of sacking the Northern Irishman after three years at the helm.

It was reported in the wake of the club’s FA Cup exit that Rodgers’ position was secure but Football Insider understands that no decision has yet been made by the owners and they are keeping their options open.
Boston-based FSG will consider whether the current manager has made the most of the squad at his disposal this season and will take into account key factors such as the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and the injuries that have robbed Rodgers of Daniel Sturridge for much of the campaign.
The owners could also make some changes in how Liverpool recruit players this summer.
Even if Rodgers gets the opportunity to continue at Anfield for a fourth season, one possibility is that the six-man transfer committee could be revamped or FSG might even appoint a director of football, something Rodgers has opposed in the past.