Massive relief for Liverpool as Klopp responds to Germany speculation

Date published: Tuesday 9th March 2021 2:03 - Samuel Bannister

Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of the running to replace Joachim Low as the manager of the German national team.

On Tuesday, it was announced Low will step down from his role as national team boss following Euro 2020 after asking to end his contract early.

Klopp was immediately installed as one of the favourites but the 53-year-old said: “Am I available for the job after the summer? No.

“Someone else will do the job and with the number of good German managers I am sure the German FA will find a good solution.

“I have three years left at Liverpool. It’s simple. You sign a contract and you stick to it. I stuck to contracts at Mainz and Dortmund.

Low, 61, took over from Jurgen Klinsmann in August 2006 and went on to guide Die Mannschaft to World Cup success in 2014, when they memorably defeated hosts Brazil 7–1 in the semi-finals.

Germany reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016, losing to hosts France, but then suffered an exit at the group stage of the World Cup for the first time in 2018 while also failing to impress in the inaugural UEFA Nations League campaign.

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Klopp still backed by Liverpool

Klopp retains the support of Liverpool owners FSG, as per The Times, and remains under contract until 2024. FSG see Liverpool’s current downturn in form as an anomaly and believe Klopp will lead them out of it.

Liverpool have fallen way off in their title defence and are now battling to even secure European football for next season.

But Klopp will still be the man to oversee that, as he looks to restore them to their previous levels.

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