Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes that Jurgen Klopp could be tempted to return to Germany and manage Bayern Munich in the near future.
Despite leading the Reds to Premier League and Champions League success over the past two seasons, Klopp’s injury-hit Liverpool have endured an underwhelming 2020-21 campaign by comparison.
The club managed to secure the signatures of Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak on transfer deadline day to alleviate their defensive crisis, but Klopp has hinted at his frustrations over an inability to splash the cash on reinforcements.
The 53-year-old’s comments have left Redknapp to question his Anfield future, as he told Sky Sports: “I thought Jurgen’s words were really interesting.
“I sensed frustration with him because he wanted a new player. The problem was who could Liverpool buy to replace Virgil van Dijk? You can’t spend £50-60million on a player knowing that in April your best player is coming back from injury. It could cause more problems than it’s worth.
“I was surprised to hear what Jurgen said – and maybe in a couple of years he might want to leave to manage someone like Bayern Munich. That always seems to be the calling for a lot of German players and managers.
“I think there was a sense of frustration with him, but once Liverpool get their best players back at the end of the season, I am sure he will be fine.”
After losing 4-1 to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon – their third Premier League home defeat in succession – fourth-placed Liverpool are now 10 points adrift of their title rivals having played a game more.