GERMANY’S leading newspaper has urged Jurgen Klopp to LEAVE Liverpool.
Because they want him to replace Hansi Flick as head of the German national team.
Flick is feeling the heat of the public, fans and media in the country after enduring a fast-paced winning streak.
Since being eliminated from the World Cup in the group stage, Germany have won just ONE of their five games.
That was a 2-0 win over Peru in March, followed by a 3-2 loss to Belgium.
In the last internationals, they drew 3-3 against Ukraine, then lost 1-0 to Poland and then lost 2-0 to Colombia.
This increased Flick’s dismal record to three wins in the last 11 and 12 of a total of 24 games since replacing his predecessor, who won the World Cup, Joachim Löw.
And it has led to this picture’s The sports editor calls on Klopp to save the DFB team – a year before hosting the EM 2024.
Matthias Bruegelmann asked sports director Rodi Voller to ensure that ex-Bayern boss Flick is replaced before the next international break in September.
He said: “The DFB must immediately deal with national coach alternatives – anything else would be negligent!”
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“The premium solution: Jürgen Klopp!”
“The DFB has to fight for him with all their might. Klopp would put Germany in EM euphoria from now on.”
“His popularity would help turn the tide.”
The newspaper point out that Klopp was suggested as an option after the Qatar 2022 debacle but he “felt it his duty” to help Liverpool through the difficult season.
The 56-year-old German is the longest-serving coach in the Premier League and took over at Anfield in October 2015.
In his seven and a half seasons, Klopp has won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup.
But after a disappointing season last season, Bild believes there is now a chance to sign him – Klopp himself admitted “it’s not out of the question” – and bring Flick out to avoid an embarrassment at home.
Bruegelmann added in a sharp attack: “Breakdowns against Belgium, Poland and Colombia followed. The trend is as clear as it is frightening and would have cost the club coach of a top team their job.”
Flick mostly does the opposite of the logical
Matthias Bruegelmann, image
“They have won just four of their last 16 games and only kept two clean sheets. Against Oman and Peru – our football par in 2023.”
“It’s completely puzzling what’s going on in Flick’s head. There is no discernible plan.”
“Apparently he thinks he knows everything better because he won six historic titles with Bayern in his first season – only the championship in his second season, by the way.”
“He mostly does the opposite of the logical.
“EVERYBODY sees we need a No.9. EVERYONE sees that we need filling jugs. Just not Flick.”
“Everyone sees that we cannot bet on three. Just not Flick.”
“Everyone sees that the team needs security and that a team needs to get used to it. Just not Flick.”
“Instead, experiments, experiments, experiments that we can’t even afford! It’s unbelievable how we’re driving the EM 2024 full throttle against the wall.”
“If the coach doesn’t take the games seriously, the fans should at least get free entry.”