Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp responds to rumours linking him to Juventus


Juventus searching for a new manager

Earlier this month it was reported that Massimiliano Allegri would leave Juventus at the end of the 2018/19 season.

Allegri finished off his tenure in Turin with another Serie A title, meaning he had won five in the five season’s he was there.

However, after being knocked out of the Champions League quarter-final by Ajax, it appears the Juve board now want to go in a different direction.

A host of names have been linked with one of the biggest jobs in Italy.

Both Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino are reportedly on Juventus’ managerial shortlist.

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola was also linked with a move to Turin but Juventus have since moved to deny those claims.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speaks with Jurgen Klopp prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium on September 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Klopp responds to Juve links

Another Premier League manager to be associated with the Juventus job is Liverpool’s, Jurgen Klopp.

However, Klopp has been quick to dismiss claims that he will be leaving England for Italy:

“Of course it’s a league that I like, it’s really exciting but all these rumours I hear about Juventus are bull****.

“There is nothing true about it. I am not going to leave Liverpool. I know Serie A very well, I follow it and I like it, but I am going to stay at Liverpool.”As quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

Klopp previews Champions League final

While Juventus didn’t make it to this year’s Champions League final, Klopp’s Liverpool side have done so for the second year in a row.

Liverpool will face Tottenham in Madrid on June 1st.

Ahead of the tie, Klopp has been speaking about the clash and his previous troubles in finals:

“Every final is special and I always prepare it in the same way I did in the past.

“If I had won those finals I’d be happier but the preparation was the same. This Liverpool side is the best team I ever brought to a final.

“Tottenham are a very solid team but we must win. It could be the best moment in my career if we win the title, but only if we win.” As quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

Klopp has won just one of the seven finals he has been in as a manager.

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