Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp started his coaching career at FSV Mainz 05, the same club where he spent the last 11 years of his playing career.

The Reds boss took charge of the German club in February 2001 and helped them climb to the Bundesliga during the 2003/04 season.

Klopp was with Mainz until 2008 and during his time with them, Stefan Hofmann was managing the youth team.

Hofmann is currently chairman of the Bundesliga side, and he wants to be re-elected as the club’s boss later this month.

Bild had an opportunity to interview Hoffmann, and the Mainz chief made it clear he will do everything to bring the former Borussia Dortmund manager back to the club, if an opportunity arises.

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“We benefit greatly from the fact that Klopp and Thomas Tuchel took their first steps as trainers in Mainz. The way, Kloppo in particular, was enthusiastic about the relegation battle is outstanding,” Hoffmann said.

“You can always see the connection to our club. If he chooses to live in Mainz at some point after his coaching career, Christian Heidel and I will do everything we can to win him over to the club in some capacity.”

Hoffmann’s aware bring Klopp to Mainz won’t happen anytime soon because the 53-year-old’s current deal at Anfield expires in 2024.

Klopp and his agent have made it clear the manager only wants to leave Liverpool when his contract expires.