Jurgen Klopp Would Not Suit International Job Like Germany

Jurgen Klopp

No matter what happens, Jurgen Klopp will forever remain a Liverpool legend. He helped end the wait for a Premier League title, secured number six and assembled one of the best sides the Premier League has seen. But he did this with little funding from the owners in comparison to others which is why many believed he could take the Germany job.

Now, with Joachim Low set to depart his position as the German manager after the Euros, the Liverpool owners must see this as a warning sign and back Jurgen Klopp to avoid a disastrous departure. According to Christian Falk, Klopp and Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick are among the favourites to replace Low. 

It is an offer that will attract Klopp, but one he has since dismissed. In his six years in charge, the German has carried Liverpool to new heights, spent any funds given in genius fashion, and has, therefore, silenced any critiques over FSG’s sell to buy business model. 

The fact is, take Jurgen Klopp away from that model, and Liverpool are back where they started. If he were to leave, not many would blame him after this season’s lack of funding in an injury crisis. 

Klopp has carried the Reds for so long, but now it is the owners’ turn to back the manager and ensure his stay until his contract expires. 

Jurgen Klopp Would Not Suit International Management Job at Germany

Germany Job an Attractive One for Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has won it all in management. He has won the Bundesliga, Champions League, Club World Cup, Super Cup and, perhaps his greatest achievement, the Premier League with Liverpool. As a club manager, there is quite possibly nothing else to conquer. 

But, one achievement to cement his place in football history remains. And that is the World Cup. Should he take the Germany job heading into the competition, he has the opportunity to complete the bucket list every football manager dreams of fulfilling. 

It will be a difficult job to turn down but, considering his age, love for Liverpool and the unfinished business of recovering from a season of turmoil, a Merseyside stay could easily be on the cards, especially now he has dismissed the opportunity.

He was, of course, on a sabbatical before taking the Liverpool job in 2015. The Germany job would have given him the chance to have moments of relaxation and freedom out of the restraints of the jam-packed Premier League schedule.

Unfinished Business in the Premier League

With Klopp reportedly among the favourites alongside Hansi Flick to take the Germany job after the Euros, next season just became all the more important. The Liverpool manager will not depart before he finishes his business in Merseyside and before he proves a point.

This season, an injury crisis has robbed him of enjoying his best squad in his Liverpool tenure. He had Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, Curtis Jones, Jordan Henderson and James Milner as midfield options and Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip making up a solid choice of defenders. 

To top it off, he had Diogo Jota, Takumi Minamino and Xherdan Shaqiri to match the famous front three. Klopp had it all entering the season but fast forward to March, and 11 of the 15 names mentioned have suffered injury blows at one point or another.

The only game Liverpool have had a fully fit squad is in the away game against Chelsea, in which they secured a dominant 2-0 victory.

With that said, Klopp will want to prove a point next season as those injured make their returns and Liverpool rise again. If success is secured, hopefully in front of a full Anfield, then perhaps Klopp will call time on his Liverpool tenure, but only time will tell.

Klopp Needs Time to Implement Tactics

Even with world-class players at his disposal, Jurgen Klopp needs time to implement his intense tactics. And he wouldn’t have that time with the German squad. He would only have various international breaks or a couple of weeks before the World Cup to stamp home his message. 

It usually takes months for players to understand and adapt to Klopp’s methods. It took the German three years to turn Liverpool into a perfect winning machine in the Premier League, and they were training with him every day.

Now factor in the fact that players will go from the differing tactics at their various clubs to take on international duty, and it makes the job Klopp would potentially take on all the more challenging. 

With all aspects considered, taking on an international role after the Euros would be poor timing for Klopp and Liverpool. Klopp still has that desire to prove a point in England, and, tactically, he needs more time than a few weeks every few months to turn Germany into World Cup winners. 


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