LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has opened the door to becoming Germany manager, admitting “it’s not out of the question.”
Klopp, 55, has been at Liverpool since October 2017.
In that time he’s transformed the Reds from Premier League misfits to champions, leading them to their first title in 2020.
Klopp also has an FA Cup to his name, and his biggest moment came in 2019 when Liverpool beat Tottenham to win the Champions League.
However, the Reds have not been at their best in recent months and find themselves 16 points behind league leaders Arsenal.
It has led to reports in his homeland claiming Klopp could eventually take the Germany job.
Hansi Flick’s side crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage, and although he’s been backed for now, the German FA could decide to make a change later down the line.
Klopp signed a new long-term deal at Liverpool last year and remains committed to their project.
But he has now opened the door to managing Germany, telling Bild: “It’s not completely out of the question that I’ll be the national coach at some point.
“But it has to fit. And so far it hasn’t. And if I end the contract in Liverpool, then nothing will definitely be done for a year.”
Klopp previously ruled himself out of the Germany running when Joachim Low left 18 months ago.
And the tactician also declared he will take a year out from football when the time comes to depart Anfield.
Indeed, some reports even claim Klopp would be more open to taking the England job once Gareth Southgate leaves.
And his agent released a statement last month dismissing any links between Klopp and the Germany hotseat.
Marc Kosicke said: “I can assure [you] that Jurgen Klopp has no intention of resigning from Liverpool FC.
“The fact that problems could arise this season due to the past intensive season was taken into account by the club’s owners before the start of the season.
“Jurgen enjoys the backing of the people in charge and is in regular contact with them.
“He loves the club, his team and the fans and is determined to continue and successfully complete the transition in Liverpool.
“He didn’t extend his contract until 2026 for nothing.”