Former Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has backed Jurgen Klopp to quit Liverpool and take charge of the German national side.
Klopp is on a high right now after leading Liverpool to their first domestic league title in 30 years. You can see what Klopp had to say about talk of a statue in his honour here.
The German has transformed Liverpool since taking charge in October 2015, leading them to three trophies this season. That came after they won the Champions League last season.
But Neville might not have long to worry, with Subotic suggesting Klopp won’t stick around forever. He thinks Klopp needs to help his national side to World Cup success in order to complete his career.
“Jurgen Klopp should become national coach at some point, absolutely – and then win the World Cup with Germany,” Subotic told CHECK24.
“As far as success is concerned, there is definitely nothing left, not even for Kloppo.”
Speaking via the Daily Express, Subotic, now of Union Berlin, has explained what makes his former boss so great.
“Through Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool also invited new people to get excited about football. And that is also a feat,” he said.
“There is a lot of hope in this idea, which Jurgen Klopp lives with his team and which goes beyond European sports culture.”
Klopp is contracted to Liverpool until summer 2024 after penning an extension in December.
But after beating Man City to the title, Klopp still insists Pep Guardiola is the world’s best coach.
“For me, Pep Guardiola is the best coach in the world,” the Liverpool boss said.
“And maybe that’s not right because I don’t know many at all. But he’s the best of those I know.”
However, Subotic disagrees as he regards Klopp above Guardiola.
He added: “[Klopp is] the most holistic and also the most influential coach.
“I don’t know anyone else who has had such an impact on the football as a whole. But both on a sporting and a human level.”
Klopp sent transfer message as Liverpool prepare to sell trio
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has strongly suggested Klopp will have a limited transfer budget this summer.
But despite talk in the papers that a £54m bid is due to be made for a Napoli star, Werner has suggested it could be a quiet summer for the club.
“I would just say, you know, I was told early on about the importance of a virtuous circle,” Werner said.
“So it was very important when we came in that the commercial revenues of the club increased so we had financial stability.
“In the short term we are in a challenging situation because of COVID-19. We’ve had a lot of conversations about how to manage through this challenging period.
“We have a great squad and as you know. We are investing in a new training ground and I just want to get through this period.”
It’s also claimed Liverpool will cash in on a trio to generate some transfer funds. Read more here.