Liverpool Closing In On Klopp Appointment

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It’s understood talks are progressing well between Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp – and the German could be appointed as the club’s new manager by the weekend. The former Borussia Dortmund boss is the favourite to succeed Brendan Rodgers – who was sacked on Sunday. Ex-Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is also thought to be a contender. Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers says he’s “incredibly disappointed” with his dismissal by the club. The 42-year-old has released a statement in which he says it was an “honour and a privilege” to have managed at Anfield for the past three years. Dick Advocaat says he doesn’t regret signing a new contract at Sunderland in the summer. The Dutchman resigned as head coach on Sunday, with the club second from bottom in the Premier League. Speaking back in the Netherlands, Advocaat said a struggle against relegation is not his “cup of tea” – and seemed to suggest he wasn’t given enough resources to strengthen the squad. We’ll find out more about the fitness of Seamus Coleman today as Ireland prepare to take on Germany in Thursdays Euro qualifier at the Aviva. The Everton full back remains a doubt with a hamstring injury. Ireland boss Martin O’Neill knows how tough the Germans will be [audio_player src=””] Tralee Celtic were 3-1 winners over Na Fianna in Denny Division 1B, the goals coming from Fergal Moynihan (2) and Fiachra Dunne (1).