Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has dismissed suggestions that he dreamt of managing Manchester United. Eckhard Krautzun, Klopp’s former boss at Mainz, said earlier this week that the former Borussia Dortmund manager had told him he would love to manage in the Premier League. “It would be his dream to go to England one day and his favourite club would be [Manchester] United. That’s what he said,” Krautzun was quoted to have said, as per the Independent Newspaper.
However, Klopp has now come out to put the claims of his former boss to bed. “I heard about an interview with my former manager,” Klopp said, via Liverpoolecho. “I really like Eckhard Krautzun but when I think too far in the past I am not 100% sure what is right or wrong but it is still funny.
“I am sure he thinks it was like this but I was a player with Eckhard. How could I, as a very average player at Mainz, say to my manager ‘By the way, if I become a manager I would love to manage Manchester United. “Maybe people think I am a little bit crazy but I am not that crazy. I never thought about something like this. He was a big admirer and is still of Sir Alex Ferguson”.
The Liverpool manager clearly aware of the emotions in Liverpool regarding Manchester United continued “In our first meeting he was wearing a jumper of Manchester United when he came in as a new coach. Maybe he forgot!
“There were a few funny stories (in the article). If he had given me a 5,000 Euros fine I would have played three months for nothing!
Klopp and his Liverpool side welcome arch-rivals, Manchester United, to Anfield on Saturday in an early Premier League kickoff. “Unfortunately a few things are not exact but still funny. I had fun when I read it but not all of it is exactly like he said. Sorry.”