Christian Norgaard reacts to Liverpool interest in Thomas Frank

Christian Norgaard insists Thomas Frank’s links to Liverpool are a ‘natural recognition’ of the Brentford manager’s abilities and progress.

Since Jurgen Klopp announced his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the current campaign, a host of names have seen links to that vacant position. The situation has brought a media frenzy, that has seen numerous names mentioned to replace the German gaffer.

As things stand, Liverpool are actively considering many names, including Ange Postecoglou and Thomas Frank, although they have yet to make any decision on Klopp’s eventual successor. The inclusion of the Brentford manager has surprised a few, but not Bees midfielder Christian Norgaard, who believes Frank merits those links as his comments suggested on Danish outlet Bold.

Norgaard said, “I shouldn’t be the one who says he can or he can’t. There is no doubt that the work he has done here has been fantastic.It gives a completely natural recognition that also makes him interesting for bigger clubs than Brentford.”

“Whether Liverpool is the right step or whether there is a step between Brentford and Liverpool, I will have to decide for him. It may also be that he feels that he is not finished here.”

“But it is quite natural with the work he has done that there are clubs bigger than Brentford who think he will be an interesting coach.”

Frank may not be the most attractive name on the list, but as Norgaard suggested, he certainly merits inclusion on the list of potential successors for Klopp. However, there are more big names on the list who are high profile in nature, with Xabi Alonso the current favourite to take over.

Liverpool will have plenty of rivals in the race for Alonso, including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Hence, there are alternatives like Ruben Amorim, among others. However, the Reds will look at several names and only select the candidate they feel would do justice in replacing Klopp.

As for Frank, he has done some terrific work with Brentford, helping them gain promotion from the Championship and establishing them as a mid-table Premier League side. Chelsea are keen on the 50-year-old manager, as they are contemplating replacing Pochettino with him.

The links to Liverpool will certainly flatter Frank, although the prospect of managing the Merseysiders will not faze him. For now, he will focus on Brentford’s season, as he is adored by the fans here.

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