The German was linked with a move to Bundesliga in summer.
Liverpool defeated Bayern 3-1 away from home on Wednesday to eliminate the Bundesliga heavyweights from the Champions League in the round of 16. Beckenbauer, a World Cup and European Cup winner with Germany and Bayern respectively, claimed appointing the former Borussia Dortmund boss at Allianz Arena “would be the highlight”.
He also credited Klopp for teaching German football to play quickly during his tenure at Signal Iduna Park. The news quickly circulated around Europe with the German media saying Klopp could join Bayern Munich in summer. Jurgen Klopp has dropped a hint on his future following Bayern speculations.
Jurgen Klopp has committed his future to Liverpool after Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer tipped him to take over at Bayern Munich. The Reds boss has been linked with Bayern repeatedly throughout his career and has come close to landing the top job at the Allianz Arena in the past.
However, Klopp has also repeatedly vowed to at least see out his contract at Anfield, which expires in 2022. And while flattered by his compatriot’s comments, Klopp has reassured Liverpool fans that he is happy on Merseyside and only focused on the Reds’ current Premier League and Champions League challenges.
“There is no bigger legend in Germany than Franz Beckenbauer, it feels great he speaks positively about me,” he said. “It is just like the king with his sword calling a man ‘sir’. If he thinks that, it is a compliment to Liverpool. Bayern have done everything right in the last 10 or 15 years without making many mistakes but I feel I am a good fit where I am. I love it here, there are lots of opportunities to develop an already really good team. I have enough confidence to say I am the right manager for Liverpool at the moment, though in football we all constantly have to prove ourselves.”
He continued: “So far it has worked out and hopefully it will last a lot longer. That would be cool, because I hope that in 50 or 60 years I can be remembered without referring to managing many different clubs. I am happy with the clubs I have had.We are very happy about the situation and very positive about the future. We are fine with what we’ve done so far, but now we have to finish the season the best way possible. “It is a big opportunity. We have improved a lot, but people judge it only on winning titles. We know that, but we can change it in the future.”
The news would go as a big blow to Bayern. Bayern didn’t get the manager they want in the beginning of the season. With Kovac struggling to get his ideas to his team, getting Klopp at Allianz would have been a master stroke, however it seems Bayern will have to lure another German manager to get Liverpool back on track.