Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has responded when asked about links to the Germany job amid fears over Rangers boss Steven Gerrard returning to Anfield.
A woeful run of form this season has seen Liverpool lose their last six home matches in a record-breaking run which was extended by a 1-0 defeat to Fulham at the weekend.
The result leaves Liverpool languishing in 8th position in the Premier League with European football slipping from their grasp and the club putting in one of the worst title defences in English footballing history.
Combine this with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and his backroom staff winning 55 and achieving legendary status at Ibrox and it’s got plenty eyeing Gerrard up for a return.
An earlier report in the Mirror had claimed this could be accelerated should Joachim Low leave Germany and Klopp take his place with Low now officially set to leave the nation after Euro 2020.
But ex-Dortmund boss Klopp has moved quickly to distance himself from the suggestion he could replace the World Cup winning Germany boss, who’s been in charge since 2006.
The Anfield boss also appeared to confirm he has no intention of stepping down at Liverpool with his contract running until 2024 – coming to a conclusion at the same time Gerrard’s does at Rangers.
Contract extensions at Liverpool and Rangers were coincidentally announced on the same day.
“I will not be available as a potential coach for Germany. I have three years left at Liverpool don’t I?” said Klopp [BBC Sport].
“It’s simple. You sign a contract and you stick to that contract. I stuck to contracts at both Mainz and Dortmund.”
This will come as a sizeable relief to Rangers fans who are delighted with Gerrard and were glad to see their manager join in the title celebrations over the weekend.
Former Rangers chairman Dave King has also laughed off the suggestion Gerrard could leave Ibrox before the end of his current deal in 2024.