Jurgen Klopp has agreed a three-year deal to become Liverpool manager.
The 48-year-old German replaces Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday after three and a half years in charge with the club 10th in the Premier League.
Klopp has been out of work since May, when he ended a seven-year spell at Borussia Dortmund to take a sabbatical.
He is expected to have Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz – his former assistants at the Bundesliga club – as part of his coaching staff at Anfield.
No contract has yet been signed but that is viewed as a formality when Klopp arrives in Liverpool later on Thursday.
Klopp joined Dortmund in 2008 after seven years as Mainz boss, winning two German Bundesliga titles at the club.
They lost to Wolfsburg in last season’s German Cup final – his final game – at the end of a campaign in which they had finished seventh in the league.