The fans of Liverpool should brace themselves for surprises in the summer, it may not be the signing of any player but it is the possible departure of German tactician Jurgen Klopp from Anfield.
Goal reports that Klopp is a permanent candidate for the managerial position of Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich. This is claimed by former Roten favourite Ottmar Hitzfeld.
After seeing the stock of the Club dropped significantly under the leadership of Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool showed the Irish coach the exits of Anfield and appointed Jurgen Klopp to the reigns in 2015.
Having coached Mainz and Borrussia Dortmund in a career spanning 14-years, his appointment was welcomed by all quarters of Liverpool. He took over the reigns of the Mugsmashers and it is believed that Klopp can make the team more competitive.
Albeit he is yet to win an title for Liverpool, Klopp has led Liverpool to the finals of the Europa and EFL Cup. In the aforementioned finals, Liverpool lost to Sevilla and Manchester City respectively.
Klopp is rebuilding Liverpool’s team but he is yet in the search for the formulas he used in winning the Bundesliga, and two DFL-Supercups and a DFB-Pokal trophy.
Hitzfeld, who was a great success at Bayern Munich and Borrussia Dortmund reckons that he Klopp should follow in his stead.
“Jürgen Klopp always belongs among the candidates at Bayern,” Hitzfeld told t-online.de. “He knows the Bundesliga, became German champion and won the trophy. I think and expect him to be a coach at FC Bayern.”
“Jürgen Klopp is one of the top coaches, but he has not won any major international titles compared to the others,” he added.
“He will be an English champion sooner or later, of which I am firmly convinced. He is building something in Liverpool, is a motivator, and is a fantastic advert for German trainers. To get through in England is not easy – he did it.”
Klopp led Liverpool to a fourth place position in the Premier League last season. Having signed on Mohamed Salah and still searching for quality options, he will be hoping to push for the Premier League title next season.