Jurgen Klopp only arrived at Liverpool in October but he’s already discussing future jobs.
Fortunately for Liverpool fans, the German has been listing clubs he can’t join as opposed to clubs he wants to.
Among those Klopp has already put a cross through is Bayern Munich. And it’s not just because he used to manage their rivals, Borussia Dortmund, either.
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Klopp believes his reaction to Bayern’s 2-1 defeat to Mainz in March has ended any chance he had of taken over at the Allianz Arena.
The 48-year-old started his managerial career at Mainz and, after learning that they had upset Pep Guardiola’s side, let out a menacing laugh.
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As a result, Klopp isn’t expecting a phone call from Bayern anytime soon.
"I slammed the Bayern door myself," the Liverpool boss told 11Freunde, per Goal.
"It was the joy for Mainz's success. But the video looks like pure malicious joy. That is not reparable.”
It certainly looks like Klopp enjoyed Bayern’s pain just as much as Mainz’s joy. He holds a special place in his heart for Dortmund and seeing their title hopes boosted at Bayern’s expense was an added bonus.
Liverpool fans will be hoping that it is years until Klopp is deciding on his next club.
Having replaced Brendan Rodgers last year, the charismatic coach has guided the Reds to a Capital One Cup final and Europa League semi-final.
There’s certainly reason for Kopites to be optimistic about the future. Away wins over Manchester City and Chelsea in the Premier League, as well as that dramatic win over Dortmund in Europe, have been the highlights of Klopp’s maiden campaign on Merseyside.
A couple of class players needed
Liverpool hero Phil Thompson thinks Klopp is a few quality additions away from building a squad capable of winning the title.
After last month’s 4-0 win over Everton, Thompson told Sky Sports: “They were absolutely magnificent against Everton and are looking as good as anyone at this moment in time. They're moving the ball quickly and defending far better.
"The top four should be the aim but there's no reason that a push for title if Klopp strengthens the spine of the side.
"I'd like to see a couple of quality first-team players added rather than six or seven that are going to compete for places.
“Joel Matip is coming in a centre-back but I think, with Christian Benteke and Mario Balotelli probably leaving, another top striker and central midfielder are needed.
“That's where Klopp comes in because he's a big draw and players from all over Europe will have been watching the scenes from against Dortmund and thinking to themselves that they want to play under that man in that atmosphere.”
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