Boris Becker thinks Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will go into international football before finishing his management career in Germany.
The two German compatriots, who are both 52, are friends, and have more than mutual respect for each other with Klopp recently admitting that Becker was one of his sporting idols.
Becker has also shown admiration previously for the Reds boss and says to see a German coach lift the Champions League is “fantastic”.
According to Becker, Klopp, who recently penned a new contract until 2024, still has the hunger to win more trophies with the Reds, but when he does finally call time at Anfield he believes the German will return home.
“I would like Jurgen to come home to manage Germany one day – and I’m not the only one,” six-time Grand Slam winner Becker told the Daily Mirror.
“I think he would be a great coach for our country because he is someone who really gets his ideas across to his players and who makes them buy in to what he’s attempting to do.
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) June 4, 2019
“Every German football fan is impressed with the job Klopp is doing at Liverpool.
“To see a German coach win the Champions League with one of England’s most famous clubs and now get so close to winning the Premier League as well is fantastic.
“Klopp has made one of the world’s biggest clubs great again and I really hope that it’s his destiny to manage Germany.
“But maybe that is a long time in the future. Jurgen is still quite young and I think he has the hunger to win many more trophies with Liverpool before going into international football.
“Hopefully, when he has achieved all he wants in club football, that will be the time he comes home.”
Becker, who famously won Wimbledon at just 17, also says he loves how his fellow compatriot has influenced the Anfield club.
“I like very much the way Klopp has stamped his personality on Liverpool. That isn’t easy to do at a big club, but the team has his clear signature.
“He did it at Dortmund and now he’s done it at Liverpool – and that’s the sign of a great manager.
“I don’t think he has ever been sacked – which is another tribute to his quality,” he added.