We understand that approaches were made once it became clear that the Borussia Dortmund manager announced he was quitting his job in Germany.
We are involved with a clutch of clubs ready to push the boat out big time to get the 47 year old but the club have told ClaretandHugh: “It’s a longshot.”
Our understanding – according to well placed sources – is that co chairman and chief shareholder David Sullivan picked up the phone within seconds of the announcement as he always does when he wants somebody urgently.
ClaretandHugh was told: “The owners love him. It would be a massive coup but our chances, given the competition are about 33/1.
“They are having a go and the are also keen on Rafa Benitez but all the while there is a chance of Klopp there is excitement.
” Jurgen is making his mind up and weighing options. They are trying.”