Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has responded to Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer, admitting that he's flattered by the Kaiser's statement that he would like to see Klopp return to Germany, however he is tied down to a long-term deal with the Reds.
Klopp has seen his stock rise meteorically since Saturday as he guided Liverpool to Champions League glory, overcoming Tottenham 2-0 in the final at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Franz Beckenbauer wants Jurgen Klopp back in Germany — Goal (@goal) June 3, 2019
“I wish for nothing more than that one day he will come to Bayern. For me he is one of the world's best coaches."
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Speaking to German outlet Bild, Beckenbauer praised Klopp and said that he would like to see him return to Germany, admitting: "
“What he started in Dortmund, he has refined with Liverpool.”
Klopp, who left Germany in 2015 after managing Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, was flattered by the Kaiser's praise, however he was quick to dampen any hopes Bayern fans may have had, saying (as quoted by Sport Bild): "