LONDON: Jurgen Klopp is now on Germany’s radar ahead of Euro 2024 after they sacked Hansi Flick as manager last Sunday.
However, the Liverpool manager remains committed to his club and will see out his contract at Anfield before considering taking over his home country’s national team.
Germany were beaten 4-1 by Japan, led by Liverpool midfielder Wataru Endo in a friendly last Saturday, and former Bayern Munich manager Flick was sacked immediately.
Klopp’s name began to be mentioned as a replacement, apart from former Bayern managers, Julian Nagelsmann and Oliver Glasner, who joined Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg. Rudi Voller now acts as interim manager for Germany.
Although Klopp has not ruled out the possibility of taking up the job in the future, he is expected to remain with Liverpool until his contract expires in three years.
Reports in Germany say the country’s governing body will try to land Klopp at the end of the season, but Nagelsmann, who still has a contract with Bayern, is seen as the top choice.
“The position as commander of the national team is a great honor. The big problem that is hindering me is my loyalty.
“It’s an interesting job, but I’m not sure whether I’ll do anything else as good as leaving Liverpool,” said Klopp.
Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus said: “When it comes to suitable candidates, there is only one individual that everyone wants – Jurgen Klopp. He is very successful, has a great personality and is liked by fans and the media.”