LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp rejected Germany’s offer to take over as head coach ahead of Euro 2024.
The German national team recently hired Julian Nagelsmann as their new manager shortly after Hansi Flick became the first ever coach to be sacked from Die Mannschaft.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp remains committed to the RedsEPA
Klopp was offered the role of Germany boss but decided to remain at LiverpoolRex
However, Klopp was their first choice for the dugout and were even willing to let him continue at Liverpool until June when he would take on the new role full-time.
According to The Telegraph, the German tactician was approached earlier this month to lead his national team ahead of the Euros which take place in his home country this June.
But the 56-year-old ruled himself out of the race as he remains committed to the Reds.
That led to Germany swooping in for Nagelsmann, who was sacked by Bayern Munich last season.
But the 36-year-old’s deal runs out after Euro 2024, which means the German FA could still go back for Klopp.
However, the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss appears determined to honour his contract with the Merseysiders, which runs out in 2026.
The Liverpool boss is focused on leading the club’s major rebuild amid an all-time high relationship with club owners the Fenway Sports Group.
The former Mainz manager also praised Nagelsmann‘s appointment as a “great solution”.
Klopp told RTL: “We’re building Liverpool 2.0 here, we want to attack again and not just look at how much longer can we go on.
“I have a loyalty to Liverpool. My heart is here in Liverpool. You can’t just cut out the eight years.
“I think Julian is a great solution because he is a great coach. He had already proven at 28 that he is a fantastic coach.
“He has eight years of experience. Others have that at 45 or 50 – at the highest level.”