German manager Jurgen Klopp has now been in charge for Liverpool for seven years and he has had a lot of success in England, winning the Premier League, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup with the Merseyside club.
Klopp began his managerial career with Mainz 05 and then moved on to Borussia Dortmund, winning the Bundesliga twice with the latter. Fans of German football will be hoping he returns for a third spell.
Focus for Now is competing with Manchester City
After a disappointing season in the 2022/23 campaign – where Liverpool finished fifth in the Premier League standings – Klopp will be hoping for much better this year. His side are one of the popular football bets in the Premier League betting where they are second best in the outright market at 6/1.
Manchester City are bidding for a fourth straight triumph in the league championship in England, and they are the odds-on favourites at 4/11 this season for those looking to place Paddy Power Premier League bets on the defending champions.
Klopp made changes to his squad during the summer, with a lot of big-name players exiting Anfield, including his former captain Jordan Henderson and Brazilian duo Roberto Firmino and Fabinho. That freed up the space on the wage bill to bring in some new faces at the club. One of which was defensive midfielder Wataru Endo from VFB Stuttgart.
Liverpool have won five of their opening six Premier League games this season and they have made a winning start in the Europa League. If the 2019/20 winners can keep up the pace with Manchester City, Klopp will have a great chance of delivering a second Premier League title to his club.
Big Giants in Germany Would Be Interested in Klopp
Klopp has proved himself to be one of the leading football managers in Europe, so should he decide to walk away from Liverpool one day for another challenge, there is sure to be a lot of interest in his services in Germany.
Bayern Munich are happy right now with former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel. He has got off to an excellent start to his career at the club and was one of the reasons Harry Kane opted to move to Bayern during the summer. However, things can change quickly with the major clubs in Europe where the pressure is high on a manager’s shoulders.
Dortmund may be Klopp’s preferred choice in the Bundesliga, should he choose to return to Germany. He had a very successful seven years with the club between 2008 and 2015 and they are likely to be open to him returning.
National Team May also Be an Option for Klopp
As a German, Klopp could also be interested in managing his national team one day in international football. Germany recently appointed Julian Nagelsmann to the role, replacing Hansi Flick, as reported by news outlet Reuters. That contract runs until the end of the 2024 European Championship, at which point the German FA will decide on the future of the national team.
Should Germany fail to deliver at their home event next summer, they may try and tempt Klopp to the role ahead of the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Klopp is a three-time German Football Manager of the Year and wherever the next chapter of his career may be, his next club or country will be very fortunate to have his services.