Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp doubles down on Germany job plans
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Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he will tell Germany 'nein' if he is asked to become his nation's new coach.
Liverpool's manager has been installed as one of the favourites to replace the beleaguered Joachim Low in the aftermath of the 6-0 humiliation by Spain last week.
It was Germany's biggest defeat for almost 90 years – but Klopp insists he will not walk away from a contract at Anfield that still has almost four years to run.
Klopp said: “Maybe in the future but now, no, because now I have no time.
“I also have a job – a pretty intense job by the way.
“I am not sure if anybody has asked after me but if they don't know I have a job here at Liverpool – even though the weather is bad again!
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
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“I like it and I am responsible for a lot of things here so I will not go and search for another challenge.”
Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has led the calls for Klopp to return home after the savage Nations League defeat in Seville left Low's 14-year reign hanging by a thread.
But the 53-year-old Kop boss still has unfinished business at Anfield – despite leading the Reds to the Champions League in 2019 before clinching the club's first title in 30 years last season.
Klopp insists the Premier League is the place to be after Pep Guardiola signed a new two-year extension to his Manchester City contract on Thursday.
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He believes, however, that challenges to his team's dominance won't just come from the Etihad.
Klopp said: “I am happy about Pep signing a new contract.
“But I'm afraid it won't be just Guardiola against Klopp over the next few years.
“It also looks like Frank Lampard and Chelsea are building a proper team there.
“Man United will not stay without trying and the same with Arsenal, who have a good way as well.
“ Tottenham look really dangerous this year. Leicester are really good – and 100 percent Wolves will not sleep.
“I have probably forgotten that there are others as well and I don't mean any disrespect.
“I watch a lot of football. Not just us, but other teams, and I see the steps they make.
“That's good for all of us – and I am happy that Pep stays with me for longer.”