Noel Whelan has claimed it is inevitable that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will become the Germany manager.

The former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claims the countrymen’s national job will be on the “wishlist” of the German but insisted it is not in the imminent future.

According to the Mirror, Klopp sees himself managing the national side at some stage in his career amid growing enthusiasm for him to be Joachim Low’s successor.

The 52-year-old is under contract at Anfield until the summer of 2024 having signed a new deal last year.

Asked by Football Insider if the former Borussia Dortmund manager would take the Germany job if offered to him before his contract expires, Whelan said: “I think he will take it at some point but it will not be right now. To represent his national side will be on his wishlist, absolutely. To take Germany to a World Cup.

“You can see he is a winner and he knows how to get the best out of players. His tactics are fantastic.

“Right now I do not think he will take the job but further down the line certainly. I am sure there is more competitions he would like to win in club football.

“There is no doubt in my mind that he will become the Germany manager at some point in his career.”

Jurgen Klopp is but games away from bringing the Reds a first league title for thirty years having just won the Champions League last season.

If the German sees out his current contract he will have spent nine years on Merseyside and would become the third longest-serving manager in the club’s esteemed history – behind only Bill Shankly and Tom Watson.

In other Liverpool news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider Jurgen Klopp must be “be careful” with Harvey Elliott.