Klopp responds when asked about Germany manager role
By Emma Sanders
Jurgen Klopp claims he is not interested in managing at international level because he would be bored in between matches.
The Liverpool boss admitted he has not thought about taking on the Germany senior team because he likes the challenges of club football on a weekly basis.
As part of a three-part series with the Liverpool Echo newspaper, Klopp has given his thoughts on 2016 and has taken a look back at several key moments in the Liverpool season.
As well as commenting on the Europa League final loss and the 2016-17 pre-season campaign in America, Klopp reflected on the European Championships and denied he had thought about taking on the role of his country’s manager.
“It’s not something I think about. If you have a job, like I’ve always had, then you cannot be an option. I don’t believe that you can do two jobs,” Klopp told the Echo.
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“I like the intensity of the week in, week out challenges. In this moment I would not be a good international manager because I’d have absolutely no idea what to do with all the time between the games.”
Klopp joined Liverpool in October 2015 and has been a huge hit with the fans because of his enthusiastic character and honest approach.
The German boss has overseen a dramatic improvement in the Liverpool side and has already made a number of changes which have proved to be successful.
One change was moving James Milner to left-back and another was selecting Roberto Firmino as a centre-forward and both players have made a hugely successful impact on the Liverpool side this season.
The Reds currently sit in second place in the Premier League table and are still largely in the race for the title, though they trail Chelsea by six points.
In other Liverpool news, Klopp expects the clash against City to be exciting.