Legendary Franz Beckenbauer may have insisted he is the “ideal man” to become the next manager of Bayern Munich.
But Jamie Carragher reckons Jurgen Klopp is just too well-suited to Liverpool to even consider leaving the Premier League.
He has revealed why the Reds boss is the perfect fit, and it’s not just because the club are top of the table and enjoying the Champions League ride once again.
Carragher thinks that the charismatic German “resonates with fans on a different level”.
That means he isn’t Bayern-bound any time soon – despite the legend’s best attempts to woo his countryman.
“He’s suited firstly because he’s a top manager,” ex-defender Carragher said. “There’s no doubt about that.
“Then there’s his personality, his passion on the sidelines resonates with Liverpool supporters.
“He resonates with fans on a different level. When he speaks, Liverpool supporters listen. He speaks their type of language, how they like football to be played.
“It comes back to that energy and passion in his team, and with him on the sidelines. That mirrors Liverpool people and Liverpool supporters at Anfield.
“Liverpool people have just taken to him. How long that love affair lasts? It depends on how successful the club are.
“There are a lot of top managers in the world. I’m not saying Jurgen Klopp is the best manager in the world, by a long stretch, but what I would say is I don’t think any manager is a better fit for Liverpool than Jurgen Klopp is.”
If Bayern wanted him, they had their big chance.
The German giant’s president Uli Hoeness says his club nearly appointed Klopp back in 2008.
They came so close in fact that he says an agreement was reached to bring him to the Allianz Arena nearly 11 years ago.
Instead they went for Jurgen Klinsmann – and the 51-year-old of course left Mainz to take over at Borussia Dortmund.
“Personally, I have a high opinion of Jurgen Klopp,” Hoeness said.
“Many years ago we agreed on a collaboration together, but we ended up signing Jürgen Klinsmann instead.
“There I showed I respect him and his work a lot. It’s going to be a tough task for both sides. I hope we’ll come out on top.”