Klopp open to Premier League move

After seven years with Dortmund, in which he led the Bundesliga outfit to two two league titles, the German Cup and the Champions League final, Klopp has decided to take a break from the game in order to recharge his batteries.

The 47-year-old has been frequently linked with a move to Liverpool, with current Reds boss Brendan Rodgers under heavy pressure following a mediocre campaign, while Manchester City has also been mooted as a possible destination for the German.

It would appear that should Klopp head to England, it's not only the top four clubs that he would be interested in joining, with the former Mainz 05 man seeing value in clubs who are not in the Champions League, of whom the Reds are one.

"The Premier League is very exciting, and we do not only think about the top four because there are some other great clubs below them," Klopp's agent Marc Kosicke told SPOX.

However, Kosicke did concede that the Premier League may not be best suited for Klopp who prefers to focus on on-field matters rather than what goes on behind the scenes.

"I am not sure the profile of the job could work," said Kosicke. "In Germany there is a clear separation between manager and sporting director and I think in principle this is very good.

"Jurgen does not like to speak to players' agents or to carry out a transfer. So we have to see which is the most useful arrangement."

According to Kosicke, Klopp's decisions are not based solely on money or prestige, but rather whether a project feels right to him.

"It is always all about the challenge," he explained. "When Jurgen signed for Dortmund there were other clubs who had better prestige and were in better financial mood at this time. Nevertheless he decided for Dortmund.

"He has the great ability to develop things.

"If he goes into a stadium, feels the energy and thinks that he can make a difference here, this could be more attractive to him than going with the big deals and aim for the treble."

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