Liverpool are right now threatened as Germany is reportedly earmarking Jurgen Klopp the long-term successor to incumbent manager Joachim Low.
The Reds boss as is one of the hottest properties in management after steering Liverpool to Champions League glory last season and guiding them to within only six points of their first English league title in three decades before coronavirus brought the campaign to a halt.
Klopp, 52, signed a new deal last December to keep him Anfield-bound until 2024, and despite insisting he will see out his deal, Germany have decided he is the right man to take over from Low in the near future, according to The Mirror.
Liverpool fans should not panic just yet, however, as Low is contracted to Germany until at least 2022 – but there is an air of optimism that they will be able to lure Klopp to the national team.
GoalBall understand Klopp has told people in and around Anfield that Liverpool will be the last club he manages, and it is said he sees a transition to the national team as a natural step for him to take.
This will come as a blow to Anfield chiefs, who are keen for a manager to emulate the long-term success that Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger enjoyed with Manchester United and Arsenal respectively.