Jurgen Klopp has doubled down on commitment to "building Liverpool 2.0" following suggestions he could replace Hansi Flick as Germany head coach.
Flick was relieved of his duties as manager of the German national side in light of their humbling defeat to Japan. The defeat to the Blue Samurai followed on from a disappointing World Cup campaign that saw them dumped out at the Group Stages for a second successive tournament.
Former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann, who initially replaced Flick in the Allianz Arena post, is reportedly closing in on the role after Germany legend Rudi Voller took temporary charge.
The return to action for Germany was a torrid one with a defeat to Columbia in the summer, with Liverpool attacker Luis Diaz on target at Schalke's VELTINS-Arena. After their defeat to the South Americans, there were claims from Germany calling for Klopp to replace the former Mannschaft assistant.
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Flick kept his position in the hotseat but subsequently became the first ever manager to be sacked by the German national team. And Klopp has moved to dismiss suggestions that he would leave his role at Anfield, with a contract that runs to 2026.
"We’re building Liverpool 2.0 here, we want to attack again and not just look at how much longer can we go on. I have a loyalty to Liverpool," he said.
"My heart is here in Liverpool. You can’t just cut out the eight years. I signed a contract here and, as far as I can remember, I wasn’t drugged or tied up and had to sign with my mouth. That was a free decision. And that’s why it doesn’t fit."
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