There is no greater football manager than Jürgen Klopp. The German has been crowned the FIFA Coach of the Year to cement his status as the best of the best. Whilst his ability is not lost on Crystal Palace’s ex-Chairman, Simon Jordan has accused Jürgen Klopp of being willing to leave as soon as something better comes along.
Klopp has transformed Liverpool top to bottom since arrival in 2015.
The German cuts a messianic figure in the Anfield dugout, with Kopites hailing him for finally restoring the club to former glories.
Times were dark under Brendan Rodgers after he fell at the final hurdle in the 2013/14 season.
Since taking over Jürgen has been at the centre of an overhaul of transfer policy as well as a reconnection between the club and the fans.
Simon Jordan doesn’t believe Jürgen Klopp is as connected to the club as he appears, the businessman told talkSPORT:
“Believe me, as sure as day follows night, as soon as a better opportunity than Liverpool comes along for him, he’ll be off – that’s what football managers do.”
Twitter has laughed off his wild claims.
One listener questioned whether they had any compos mentis pundits to invite on.
Does anyone at talkSPORT talkSENSE at all?
— Timbers (@TimbersXYZ) January 28, 2020
It was quickly pointed out that Jordan didn’t even do his research.
I like Simon Jordan, but if you’re gonna slate someone get your facts right first.
He told Dortmund he’d be leaving half way through the season and then had 5 months off before the Liverpool job came up. https://t.co/VDA0duA9Od
— Alex (@Alexqpr) January 29, 2020
Another supporter questioned how many jobs are better than the one he has at the moment.
A better offer than the European & World Champions who sit top of the premier league, while having a massive and lucrative contract with a fan base who love him?
If it’s better then that then maybe he would.
— Tom Rennie (@thomasjrennie) January 28, 2020
Even a Manchester United fan pointed out the absurdity of Simon Jordan’s claims.
Believe me, I’m a U ited fan but there’s no better offer than Liverpool right now. They’re sweeping aside everyone in front of them. It’ll take something special to beat them this year, nevermind next when they add to an already immense squad.
— Tom Vaudrey (@Tom_FCUM) January 28, 2020
This listener pointed out that a “new challenge” isn’t out of the question but leaving for something better certainly is.
Why would he leave Liverpool, a club where he has god-like status, for a risky punt at a Barca or Madrid. Right now you could make a great case that Liverpool’s future being decidedly rosier than those two clubs. He may fancy a new challenge one day, but “better offer”, come on
— Robbie Greenfield (@Rob_Greenfield) January 28, 2020
One fan wrote off Jordan’s comments as purposely inflammatory.
Simon Jordan following in the footsteps of many TalkSport pundits before him and spouting controversial nonsense in an attempt to a) attract callers and b) remain current.
— Daction Derbert (@ActionHerbert) January 28, 2020