English giants Liverpool are well on course to challenge for the Premier League title, as well as the Champions League this season – and manager Jurgen Klopp has played a massive role in their success so far.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager had, however, been rumoured to return to the Bundesliga – albeit with former arch-rivals Bayern Munich this time.
It was former Bayern president and club legend Franz Beckenbauer, who recently suggested that Klopp “would make an ideal coach” for the Bavarians. “Jurgen Klopp at Bayern. That would be the highlight. Jurgen was the one who taught the Germans how to play football quickly,” the former World champion had opined.
But Klopp is interested in rumours staying as rumours, as he recently rubbished those reports. He insisted that he will be at Anfield for a long time, thereby dismissing Beckenbauer’s comments on him as well.
“I have a contract at Liverpool until 2022. And nobody here has the feeling that we should cancel it,” he said, while speaking at a recent interview as per Goal.
“Neither from the owners nor from my side there is even a tendency in this direction. So, nobody has to think about that.”
“Franz [Beckenbauer] just says such a sentence and, of course, he triggers very much with it. He didn’t ever care about that.”
Klopp concluded by saying that he is very happy with the Reds, also adding that he remains focused on achieving his nearest goals – winning the Premier League and Champions League this season.
Liverpool meanwhile, will take on FC Porto in the Champions League Quarter-finals between tomorrow and next week. The first-leg match will be held at Anfield tomorrow (April 10), while the second-leg game has been scheduled for April 17th at the Estadio do Dragao, Portugal.