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Arsenal hero Lehmann: Liverpool boss Klopp wanted back in Germany

Arsenal hero Jens Lehmann can see Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp returning to the Bundesliga.

Lehmann, who was capped 61 times by Germany, says Klopp remains a hero in his homeland.

“I don't know if it's a national pride, but it's good to have a German coach in the Premier League who seems to be the best of all of them," said Lehmann.

“Germans call him 'King Klopp' because he was so successful with Dortmund. We all think he's the best coach in the world.

“He is quite humble as well because he knows his strength is managing people.

“And for weaknesses he's detected in himself, he's supported through his staff. I know his assistant coach and a couple of the other guys and they all seem to be a fantastic team.

“But it always takes the guy at the top to manage that and address his own weaknesses and to get everyone together.

“When he's 60 he may do it, but probably not now. I don't see him taking time out when he leaves Liverpool.

“And it is hard to judge with his personality if he'd be happy to coach every few months.

“He seems to be a hands-on manager who loves to coach every day, but with the national team it's a little bit of a holiday in between matches.

“But Klopp, in terms of entertainment and reputation, will always suit the Bundesliga."

Chris Beattie
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