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Klopp could take over at Liverpool

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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Juergen Klopp appears to be close to taking over as Liverpool manager.

Representatives of the former Borussia Dortmund coach are in talks with the Premier League club, which fired Brendan Rodgers on Sunday after the team's 18-month slump since nearly winning the league title in 2014.

Liverpool could make a new appointment by the end of the week. The team's next game is against Tottenham on Oct. 17.