Jamie Redknapp thinks Jurgen Klopp might want to join Bayern Munich ‘in a couple of years’ amid the German’s frustration at being unable to splash the cash on central defenders following the Reds’ injury crisis
- Liverpool have lost Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip to serious injuries
- Jurgen Klopp seemed frustrated about being unable to spend big on defenders
- The Reds did eventually bring in Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak to solve the crisis
- Liverpool are 27 points worse off than at this point last season in the league
- Jamie Redknapp wondered if Klopp could move to Bayern Munich in a few years
Jamie Redknapp has suggested that Jurgen Klopp may want to manage Jurgen Klopp ‘in a couple of years’ after the German’s frustrations at bringing in some new centre backs.
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez suffered long-term knee injuries early in the campaign before Joel Matip was ruled out for the season after damaging ankle ligaments against Tottenham last month.
Liverpool eventually did manage to recruit some central defenders, bringing in Ben Davies from Preston and Ozan Kabak from Schalke in the dying embers of the window.
Devastating early-season injuries to Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk significantly hurt Liverpool
Joel Matip has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign after damaging ankle ligaments
However, Klopp hinted after the recent shock loss at home to Burnley at his frustrations at being unable to spend big on replacements for Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip and his lack of control over transfer policy.
The champions are currently fourth with 40 points after 23 games, 27 points worse off than at this stage last season.
He told reporters after the loss to the Clarets: ‘Of course somebody else is making the decisions. It was always like this. If people are surprised by that now, I can’t help them.
‘We think about ”could we improve something or not?” and I make recommendations, stuff like this.
‘But I cannot spend the money. That’s not how it is. I don’t make these decisions, and I never did.’
Those comments prompted Redknapp to wonder whether a return to his homeland may be a possibility for Klopp in the not-too-distant future.
Jurgen Klopp hinted after the Burnley loss that he was frustrated at being unable to spend big
The arrivals of cut-price signings Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies came late in the transfer window
‘I thought Jurgen’s words were really interesting,’ the former Reds midfielder said on Sky Sports.
‘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.
Jamie Redknapp suggested that Klopp may want to move to Bayern Munich in a few years’ time
Hansi Flick is currently in charge of the Champions League holders and Bundesliga leaders
‘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.’
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