Once Brendan Rodgers' exit from Anfield was announced on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti - both currently on sabbaticals from football - were installed as first and second favourite, respectively.
It quickly emerged that the German was the number one target with the Liverpool Echo saying that the club would look to open negotiations this week and hoped to have their man in place by the trip to Spurs on October 17th.
Things appear to be moving quicker than even the most optimistic Liverpool fan could have hoped.
According to the BBC's Ben Smith, a highly reliable source when it comes to Liverpool-related news, talks with the ex-Dortmund manager are going well and a deal could be agreed before the end of the week.
#LFC have made contact with Jurgen Klopp camp. The German is open to moving to Anfield but deal and conditions will need to be right
— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) October 5, 2015
I'm told negotiations between #LFC and Jurgen Klopp are progressing well. Appointment could come before end of week — Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) October 5, 2015