Liverpool fans fear Jurgen Klopp could replace Germany coach Joachim Löw
Klopp had been linked with the job earlier this year
It was announced this morning that Joachim Löw, the man who led Germany to a fourth World Cup triumph in 2014 and the final of Euro 2008, will leave his role after the European Championships conclude this summer.
The former midfielder has been in charge of the national side for 15 years and will have one more crack at glory when Germany take part in Euro 2020 in June. However the news has sparked worries and fears among Liverpool supporters that Jurgen Klopp may be lured away from Anfield as the prospect of managing his national team becomes too good to turn down. The catastrophic form of the Reds over recent weeks has only added to these concerns from fans.
The Liverpool manager has admitted before that he would consider the role if it became available, saying in 2019 that he would "think about taking the job, if the question ever arises", and as recently as November last year he said that he'd "maybe take the job in the future".
Along with Klopp, Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick is reportedly a front-runner for the position.
BREAKING: After 15 years at the helm, Germany manager Joachim Löw will step down after the upcoming European Championships 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/YarbkUn0ct
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Fans voiced their worry on Twitter, with one writing that it was "the first time I’ve ever been worried about Klopp" whilst others wrote the German would "be mad to reject the job" and the news of Löw's departure was the "perfect timing for Klopp".
However there's hope among others that Klopp's departure is far from a certainty.
He is under contract to stay at Liverpool until 2024, and as one fan pointed out, the timing may actually be perfect for Liverpool, writing: "Good news for Liverpool that, as there is no way Klopp would leave this summer, not on the back of this season."
Only time will tell whether Klopp can resist the temptation of what is surely his dream job. What we do know is that after this summer one of the great managerial reigns in international football will come to an end. Löw said that he has taken the decision to step down "very consciously, full of pride and enormous gratitude".