Date: 22nd April 2020 at 11:00am
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A German football journalist has insisted that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to be Germany’s next national team coach and would break his Anfield contract to take up the role, but many Reds supporters were dismissive of the story.

In an interview with @LFC4Ar [via oktob.io], Sport Bild’s head of football Christian Falk said: “I am absolutely sure the German national team wants Klopp, and Klopp wants to become the German national coach. The question is: Can both find the right time?

“Frankly, I do not think Klopp will complete his contract at Liverpool. He definitely signed the contract to work without any pressure on this topic. If he wins the Premier League, he has already achieved all his goals in Liverpool… at some point he will look for the next challenge and the biggest one of them is to be the national coach of Germany.” Those comments were later put out on Twitter by @LFCTransferRoom.

Earlier this month, The Mirror reported that the German federation have been lining up Klopp to take over the national team reins from Joachim Low and claimed that the Liverpool manager sees the chance to manage his country as the next natural step in the progression of his career.

However, the 52-year-old is currently contracted to the Merseyside club for another four years, having signed a new deal at Anfield as recently as December. Also, having been in his previous managerial posts at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund for seven years each, history suggests he is a coach with a strong, lasting commitment to wherever he is contracted.

These Liverpool fans on Twitter gave short shrift to Falk’s claims that Klopp would walk out on his Anfield contract early to take the Germany job:

Liverpool fans, do you think there is a realistic chance that Klopp could quit the Reds to take over the German national team job before his current contract ends? Share your views in the comments section below!