Jurgen Klopp has insisted he is not interested in being considered as a potential candidate for the Germany job right now, as he already has a demanding job with Liverpool. With Joachim Low's position under pressure following a disappointing run of results, Klopp has been touted as a replacement, but the 53-year-old played down the idea yet again.
When asked if he could consider taking over as national team coach, Klopp said, "Wow, I thought that is one of the questions I answered most often in my life! In the future, maybe. Now? No. I have no time, I have a job – a pretty intense job by the way!
"I’m not sure if anyone asked for me or whatever, but if they don’t know, I have a job at Liverpool. And even though the weather is bad again, I like it! I’m responsible for a lot of things here, so I will not go and search for another challenge. I have enough challenges after waking up in the morning!"
Klopp’s deal at Liverpool runs until 2024, and he was asked about Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola signing an extension that would keep him at the club until 2023.
"Pep signed a new contract because of me?" Klopp joked. "I love it! I’m happy Pep signed a new contract, but I’m a little bit afraid that it will not be Guardiola against Klopp or something like that for the next few years.
"It looks like Frank [Lampard] and Chelsea are building a proper team, Man United will not stay [where they are] without trying, and Arsenal will do the same. Tottenham look really dangerous this year, Leicester is obviously really good, and 100 per cent Wolves will not settle. I watch a lot of football, and I see the steps they make. That’s a threat for all of us. But I’m happy that Pep stays with me for longer."