London - Jurgen Klopp agreed Thursday to become troubled Liverpool's new manager and was expected at the club later in the day, British media said.
The English Premier League side
Liverpool did not confirm the reports but called a press conference for "a major club announcement" on Friday morning when Klopp, 48, was expected to be presented.
Sky television said Klopp, 48, had agreed to become
Several of Rodgers' backroom staff -- including Gary McAllister and Sean O'Driscoll -- left Liverpool on Thursday in anticipation of the new manager arriving.
Klopp led Borussia to two Bundesliga titles in seven years before leaving in May saying he wanted a sabbatical.
He was sacked by the American owners, Fenway Sports Group, on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Everton. Liverpool have won only four of their 11 games in all competitions this season.