Could the successful Dortmund Manager be on his way to Anfield? After talks with Liverpool owners in Boston the rumour is that Reds boss Kenny Dalglish will be relieved of the manager’s job.
Klopp was earlier linked with a move to Chelsea but said he was not interested. Could the challenge at Liverpool be enough to tempt the German though? With Klopp now priced at 3/1 by paddypower to manage Liverpool next season, it is looking more and more like.
Below are his remarks after being linked to Chelsea.
‘I can turn them down straight away … I am not available’
The Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp admits he is honoured to be linked to the vacant Chelsea job but says he has no interest in moving to London.
The German has been mentioned as a possible candidate, alongside Real Madrid’s José Mourinho and Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola, but while Klopp is flattered he is happy in Westphalia.
“I can turn them down straight away,” he told Sky television after his side’s German Cup semi-final victory over Greuther Fürth on Tuesday night. “I will not be moving there. But I do think it is cool that I am being named in the same breath as Mourinho and Guardiola. That is enough for me – that is already a personal triumph but I am not available, sorry.”
Klopp took over as Dortmund coach just under four years ago and led them to a place in the Europa League in his second season in charge. He followed that up with the club’s first Bundesliga title since 2002 last season while they are now on course for a league and cup double. They have a five-point advantage over Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga with eight games of the season remaining.
Klopp, who also works as a pundit, extended his contract until 2016 in January this year.