According to ex-Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, Jurgen Klopp’s “next move” is to become Bayern Munich boss.
He says that Liverpool manager discussed the job with Bayern Munich before joining Dortmund, where he was a big success.
Bayern are now looking for a new head coach after Hansi Flick announced his departure at the end of the season.
Weidenfeller claims the Liverpool manager will find it difficult to turn down the Allianz Arena job, with him tipped as a top contender.
“If the situation arises like this, I don’t know whether he will turn down a second Bayern offer,” Weidenfeller told Sport 1.
“Jurgen was already in conversation with Bayern before he landed in Dortmund.
“It’s the next step for Jurgen, as long as he still wants to be on the pitch every day.”
Klopp has had a difficult season at Liverpool, and after a 1-1 draw with Newcastle at the weekend, he couldn’t help but express his frustrations with some of his underperforming players.
“In our positive moments we don’t get enough back,” Klopp told beIN Sports after the game.
“We have a positive moment with 1-0 [Salah’s goal] but we have a a lot of negative moments with missing chances.
“You can see it in the body language, you can see it in pretty much everything, you’re saying, ‘let’s me try to change it’, but it’s not necessary, there was nothing to change at half time, it’s not like we say, ‘let’s go out and give them the ball and counter-attack ourselves’.
“It’s just you cannot get the momentum of the game because when it’s 1-0, great, having chances and usually it’s no problem to miss chances because it happens to all the teams out there, but in our situation at the moment everybody’s like, ‘oh, again’, that’s how it looks, and it’s too soft, I cannot accept that to be honest.
“I can accept a lot, we’re human beings, we have our issues, but these kind of things in football I cannot accept. And that’s what we have to stop doing immediately. Otherwise, we might score another goal but if we don’t score with the next chance then these things can happen again.”
Klopp’s deal with Liverpool lasts until 2024, but he has confirmed that he will not resign in the wake of the contentious European Super League proposals.
“I’m here as a football coach and manager, and I will do that as long as people let me do that,” he said.
“I heard that I will resign or whatever. If times get even tougher, that makes me even more sticky that I will stay here.”