Liverpool are unrecognisable from the side that Brendan Rodgers left behind in 2015. Since the appointment of Jürgen Klopp the club has been transformed from top to bottom, the German and FSG have proven to be a match made in heaven with the project finally reaping rewards in the last year in the shape of a Premier League trophy and Champions League glory. Some have become jealous the club’s success and want a slice themselves, Camp Nou presidential hopeful Jordi Farre has claimed he has held ‘several conversations’ with the German in the hope that Barcelona will one day appoint Jürgen Klopp.
A transformative coach
When Jürgen Klopp took over Liverpool the club were in a mess.
The Reds had come so close to the Premier League title in 2013/14, slipped to sixth place the following season and were showing further signs of decline in the 15/16 season when Brendan Rodgers was replaced.
Since his appointment Klopp has turned doubters into believers, restoring the good feeling at Anfield, bringing home the Premier League and Champions League titles.
He has a contract at the club until 2024 and has recently said he may retire when his deal is up.
Barcelona want Klopp?
It is no secret that Barcelona are a club in turmoil, much like Liverpool were in 2010 and 2015.
The Catalan giants have just been humiliated in front of the world by Bayern Munich, the German giants thrashing them 8-2 on their way to Champions League glory.
The next presidential election at the club will be in March 2021, Jordi Farre will be running.
The hopeful told Sport that he hopes Barcelona will appoint Jürgen Klopp as manager, saying:
“Obviously, we have our roadmap and we had already started several conversations with Jürgen Klopp, because it seems to us that Barça need such a coach.”
What RTK has to say
Not in a million years.
Jürgen Klopp wouldn’t leave Anfield before the end of his contract and he has already confirmed he’ll be taking some time off when that happens.
This is likely just a tactic being deployed by the presidential candidate in order to further his campaign.
We see this sort of thing regularly in Spain with Barca and Madrid having their candidates pledge all sorts on their road to the presidency, back in 2003 Joan Laporta vowed to bring David Beckham to Barcelona but that never happened.