Rijkaard linked with Benitez job at Liverpool

Galatasaray coach Frank Rijkaard is being linked with Rafa Benitez's job at Liverpool.

Galatasaray coach Frank Rijkaard is being linked with Rafa Benitez's job at Liverpool.

The Mirror says Benitez is safe in his job, even if Liverpool lose on Sunday, but if they were to crash out of the Champions' League, then he would be under far more pressure to ensure that the club finishes in the top four of the Premier League.

Already, several names have been mentioned as possible contenders to succeed Benitez at the end of the season, should Liverpool crash out of Europe and fail to finish in the top four, with Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho installed as the bookies' favourite.

Former Barcelona boss Rijkaard has also been talked about, but recent Germany and Bayern Munich manager Jurgen Klinsmann is a non-starter, after the embarrassment of the Americans' approach to him two years ago.

 
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