JURGEN KLOPP is open to managing the German national team one day but is more than happy at Liverpool amid growing exit talk, his agent has insisted.
SunSport revealed Anfield chiefs are fearing the 52-year-old’s burnout worries will stop him committing his long-term future at the club.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager’s current contract ends in 2022 and the Reds are desperate for him to sign an extension.
Klopp is one of the most in-demand bosses in world football after taking Liverpool to a sixth Champions League success and last season’s 97-point title near-miss.
He has been linked with both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid this summer, but his agent Marc Kosicke believes the German job could be in his future.
He told Welt: “Jurgen himself once said that in the event that Joachim Low someday no longer wants to be the national coach and it would be possible for him do that, this is an option for him.”
He felt again at the recent celebrations [after winning the Champions League] that he is in the right place at the right time
Jurgen Klopp’s agent
A year after replacing Brendan Rodgers on Merseyside, Klopp and his coaching staff signed six-year extensions to their deals and the German has insisted he has no desire to leave before it runs out.
He recently dismissed speculation that he could join Juventus as “bull***” and Kosicke admitted its hard for clubs to pay the funds required to bring him away.
He added: “Liverpool would even like to extend it (his current contract).
“He felt again at the recent celebrations [after winning the Champions League] what a great club Liverpool is and that he is in the right place at the right time.
“Jurgen is currently not affordable. But it is difficult to measure the transfer fee in his case anyway.
“How is this going to work for a coach who has increased the club’s value from nearly £900million to just under £2.8billion? That is not how it works.”
Klopp earns around £7million a year — and owners Fenway Sports Group have made an approach to raise his salary by as much as another £3m.
He returned to Melwood on Saturday as Liverpool began pre-season training with the Reds pre-season campaign beginning on July 11 at Tranmere.