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Jurgen Klopp rules out taking over as Germany head coach

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has quashed rumours linking him to the Germany national-team job.

Since taking over from Joachim Low in 2021, Hansi Flick has endured a tough time as Germany’s head coach, winning just four of his last 16 matches.

While Flick’s managerial role at Germany is believed to be safe at the moment, Klopp has been touted as one of the possible replacements.

However, the 56-year-old is currently focused on his time at Anfield, although he did admit it would be a ‘great honour’ to manage his home nation.

“The job of national coach is and would be a great honour — there’s no question about that,“ Klopp said, as relayed by The Athletic.

“The problem that stands in the way of the whole thing is my loyalty. I can’t just leave Liverpool now and say I’ll take over Germany for a short time. That doesn’t work and the request isn’t even there.

“If I’m supposed to do that at some point, then I have to be available and I’m not currently. I have a responsibility towards the club.”

After a tumultuous campaign which saw Liverpool finish fifth in the Premier League last term, Klopp is keen to get the club competing for major trophies again.

Liverpool have shown great intent in the transfer market, having already secured the signings of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai to revamp their midfield.

The Reds are expected to pursuit at least one more addition in the middle of the park as they prepare to bid farewell to Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.

Off the back of a 4-2 victory over Karlsruher SC on Wednesday to kick off pre-season duty, Liverpool now prepare to take on Greuther Furth on Monday.

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