Liverpool have offered former Borussia Dortmund coach David Wagner a role to join Jurgen Klopp at Anfield but face competition for his services, sources have told ESPN FC.
Wagner confirmed his departure as Dortmund's under-23s boss on Monday after four years at the club following his arrival from Hoffenheim in 2011.
Wagner is a highly-rated coach in Germany after the work he has done at Dortmund and new Liverpool boss Klopp, who spent seven years in charge of BVB, is keen to be reunited with him on Merseyside.
The pair enjoy a close working and personal relationship, with Klopp godfather to Wagner's youngest daughter and Wagner performing best man duties at Klopp's wedding.
Klopp already has two of his former Dortmund coaches, Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, working alongside him at Liverpool, and he hopes to bring Wagner to Anfield as he continues reshaping the club's backroom staff following the exit of Brendan Rodgers and a number of the Northern Irishman's own team.
However, several Bundesliga sides have also expressed an interest in hiring Wagner and Liverpool could face a battle to lure him away from Germany, with Klopp hoping his close relationship with his former colleague will sway him to move to England.