Souness: This is when I expect Klopp to leave Liverpool
By Harvey Byrne
Graeme Souness has claimed that Jurgen Klopp will not leave Liverpool “until he’s fulfilled their potential.”
The Mirror reported on Saturday that the Reds boss was a target for Bayern Munich, who are currently managed by Carlo Ancelotti.
They sit three points below RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga in second place, which has reportedly left those in charge of the 26-time league winners disappointed.
Now Klopp, who dethroned Munich twice to win the league with Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and 2012, is a target for his home country’s biggest club.
However, former Liverpool boss Souness believes that Klopp will stay in Merseyside due to the size and attraction of one of Europe’s glamour clubs.
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“I think he’s fully bought into what Liverpool are about,” started Souness to the Sky Sports website. “I genuinely believe that Liverpool are quite a unique football club, once you work for them, it’s with you for the rest of your life.
“You quickly ‘get’ Liverpool. And I wouldn’t think anytime soon that Jurgen Klopp would be leaving Liverpool.
“I think there’s an obvious lure, if he was to go back to Germany, there’s Bayern Munich and then there’s a long way down before you get to his old team Dortmund.
“What other league in the world can the number one club go back to the number two club at the end of each season and take its best players? That only happens with Bayern Munich. They are so far ahead of everybody else out there, so there would be that obvious attraction.
“But I don’t see him leaving Liverpool until he’s fulfilled their potential.”
Klopp made the switch to Anfield in October 2015 after leaving Dortmund earlier in the year.
He has become a immensely popular figure at the Reds, taking charge of 68 matches with a return of 35 wins, 25 draws and 13 losses.
He has also led the famous English club to a League Cup final and a Europa League final during his 13-month stay in charge of the team.
Liverpool are currently in second place in the league table and they will be keen to avoid any off the field distractions as they seek their first Premier League title.
In other Liverpool news, Klopp has shared his verdict on Leeds manager Garry Monk.