Ex Germany international Markus Babbel, who played his club football for the Anfield side between 2000-2004, feels it unlikely his countryman will be able to manage another club side for a number of reasons, so suggests the German national team is his only option.
Speaking to NetBet, the 48-year-old defender, who won the UEFA Cup with Liverpool in 2001 when he scored the opening goal in a game the Reds won 5-4 after extra-time, said: “I don't believe that Jurgen Klopp will go to another club after Liverpool.
“He will never go to Bayern Munich because he spent seven years at Borussia Dortmund who are their biggest rivals, so that will not happen.
“It wouldn't be Jurgen Klopp, it would be the same in England he wouldn't go to Manchester United after Liverpool.
“The only thing I can imagine is the German national team after Hansi Flick, whenever that may be.
“I think Liverpool will be the last club for Jurgen Klopp because in his eyes he came from Mainz who are an emotional club, the same with Dortmund and now Liverpool who you can't get much better than.”
With Germany manager Joachim Low stepping down following this summer’s European Championships after 15 years in the job, Klopp was rumoured to be one of the names in the frame. However he poured cold water on the speculation in March by signalling his intention to honour his Liverpool contract which runs until 2024.
Former Bayern Munch boss Flick, who was Low’s assistant with Germany from 2006-2014, signed a three-year contract as Germany’s head coach recently. His first match will be when Germany start their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign against Liechenstein.