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.
The German team wants Klopp & he wants to become coach of Germany. I don’t think Klopp will fulfill his contract at #LFC.. if he wins the PL he’s achieved all goals with them. At some point he’ll look for the next challenge, & the biggest one for him is to coach DFB. [@cfbayern] pic.twitter.com/jHHsiuHpaq
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) April 21, 2020
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:
— Michael (@lengezz) April 22, 2020
Literally all Klopp has talked about when asked about his contract is how he wants to fulfil it. Complete rubbish coming out of your mouth.
— GermanLiverpoolFan (@SilvanStaiger) April 21, 2020
He’s loyal. He’ll see out his contract.
— JohnHeminge (@JHeminge) April 21, 2020
Klopp will only become Germany’s national manager when he helps LFC win 3 titles !!!
— nomad@XXX (@nomad56060053) April 21, 2020
He’s way too young and energetic for international football. He’ll get bored waiting for a tournament to come by.
— AAK (@_aak1931) April 21, 2020
I doubt that he Will leave
— Micael (@micaeostlund) April 21, 2020
Klopp will honour his contract. Nonsense story.
— CBRKOP (@mabazaritchie) April 21, 2020
I think he will see out his contract for 2 reasons to my knowledge hes never broken a contract where ever hes been n 2 klopp has always said after the liverpool job he would want a years sabbatical from football for a rest so theres plenty of time for him to manage germany
— Andy Varah (@varah_andy) April 21, 2020
He hasn’t won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup so he is not leaving unless he wins those.PERIOD.
— Ali ? Akbar (@aligerrard) April 22, 2020
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!