Jurgen Klopp desperately wanted by Champions League giants

Real Madrid have reportedly earmarked Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as a potential replacement for incumbent head coach Zinedine Zidane.

The German coach has transformed the Reds’ fortunes since his 2015 appointment, as outlined by a solid Premier League campaign and impressive Champions League run this term.

Los Blancos, meanwhile, are similarly well placed to reach the final four of the competition but have endured a disappointing La Liga campaign, sitting 15 points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona.

According to The Sun, the Real hierarchy is prepared to dismiss Zidane should the club fail to retain the Champions League this season.

The report claims that Klopp is highly rated at the Bernabeu for his attacking mindset and for his ability to deliver wins and silverware, thus making him a prime contender for the hotseat.

Liverpool currently sit third in the Premier League table and are in pole position for the semi-finals of the Champions League having beaten Manchester City 3-0 in their quarter-final first leg.