Jurgen Klopp has dismissed Bayern Munich’s interest, reiterating his desire to remain at Liverpool after lifting his first Champions League crown with the Reds
Widely regarded as one of the best tacticians in the world of football, the former Borussia Dortmund head coach has led the Merseysiders to the top of Europe and has also helped them achieve more Premier League points than any previous generation had ever managed.
Klopp’s achievements with Liverpool have not gone unnoticed, with Bayern Munich expressing their interest to bring the German back to the Bundesliga.
The Bavarians legend Franz Beckenbauer told Bild: “I wish for nothing more than that one day he will come to Bayern. For me, he is one of the world’s best coaches.”
However, the 51-year-old intends to pledge his long-term allegiance to Liverpool, whom he’d like to guide to the first Premier League title in 30 years.
Although flattered by Bayern’s interest, Klopp has announced his desire to remain at Anfield.
“Of course it pleases me when Franz says something like that. Better that than for him to say I am no good. I like Franz, and he likes me. But I have a long-term contract in Liverpool,” he said.
“Both Bayern and Borussia Dortmund have very good coaches at the moment,” he added. “I don’t know what the situation will be in five years or beyond. Maybe there are then other coaches who are being considered.”