Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is ‘tempted’ by the chance of leading Germany at the 2024 European Championships, a fact the German FA are more than aware of.
That’s according to BILD, who say it can ‘no longer be ruled out’ that the Liverpool boss replaces Jogi Löw this summer.
Löw announced earlier today that he would be leaving his position as the German head coach after this summer’s European Championships following months of speculation about his future.
As yet, the DFB have not made a decision about his successor, but the list of potential candidates is clear, with Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick at the top of it and Klopp not far behind.
BILD explain that the DFB are aware that Klopp is ‘tempted’ by the prospect of leading his country when they host the Euros in 2024 but so far, there has been no signal he would be available before 2022.
However, the current ‘crisis’ at Liverpool has created a new situation they could take advantage of.
Klopp has made it clear he wants to ‘pull the car out of the mud’ himself, as he did at Borussia Dortmund when things turned sour there.
Once he had achieved that, he announced his resignation at the end of the season, before eventually joining Liverpool to replace Brendan Rodgers, and there is a suggestion he could do the same at Anfield.
It’s a situation to keep an eye on if Liverpool don’t improve in the coming months, but with Löw’s future now certain, there is a growing sense Klopp is in the mix to replace him.
Indeed, according to Sport Buzzer, the current boss ‘could hardly ask for a better successor personally’, which suggests that if he is asked his opinion, he will be recommending the Liverpool boss as well.
Of course, the Premier League champions are safe in the knowledge Klopp is tied down to a deal until 2024; but it appears they may have a fight on their hands to keep him this summer.