Liverpool have been encouraged to approach Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp after it was claimed he would struggle to turn down the prospect of taking over at Anfield.

Defeat to Hull City on Tuesday night all but ended Liverpool’s top-four hopes this season, with the result also plunging Brendan Rodgers’ Anfield future into doubt.

Dortmund’s effervescent manager will be available in the summer having already announced that he will leave the Bundesliga side at the end of the season, with the German Cup final set to be his last game in charge.