Low: I can see why Liverpool want Klopp

The former Borussia Dortmund boss has been heavily linked with the vacant job at Anfield and the Germany coach believes it would be a good move for the club

Joachim Low says it makes sense for Liverpool to have Jurgen Klopp at the top of their list of candidates as they look to replace Brendan Rodgers.

The Northern Irish coach was dismissed from his role at the Anfield club after Sunday's 1-1 draw against Everton and ex-Borussia Dortmund coach Klopp has been the favourite to replace him.

And Low says it is natural for the Reds to pursue his compatriot and believes he would succeed on Merseyside.

"I can see exactly why Liverpool want Klopp," the Germany coach told reporters ahead of their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Ireland. 

"He would be a great addition to any team."

Germany need just one point to secure qualification for next summer's tournament but Low is targeting three points as they look to finish top of Group D.

"We expect a team that knows how to defend very well," he said.

"We played Ireland several times over the last years and it was never easy. Yes, we won 6-1 once, but the rest were tough matches. 

"I consider them stronger physically and offensively than Scotland. They can make it hard on their opponents and they know how to defend between the spaces.

"We know their mentality, they fight until the very last minute. 

"We need to find our own solutions and we thought about it: How can we unsettle them and keep them away from the counter? If we manage to do that, we will win this match."