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Ballack wants Liverpool boss Klopp as Germany coach

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack hopes Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp eventually takes the national team job.

Ballack would love to see Klopp take up the post as Germany boss before he calls time on his career.

"Why shouldn't one of the best coaches in the world be a candidate for the national coaching post?" Ballack told Sportbuzzer.

"The question is not whether he has the qualities for it, but whether Klopp would even like to become a national coach.

"He is in a position where he can choose anything.

"Should he ever have enough as a club coach, the position of national coach would be a great story for him and German football.

"This connection would be perfect."

Ballack has been hugely impressed at the job Klopp has done during his time at Liverpool.

"It is impressive how Jurgen established Liverpool at the top, then led them to the Champions League triumph and now to the championship title," he added.

"He breathed the new spirit into Reds, embodies the club, and is a brutal worker who gets the most out of his players.

"He is an absolutely exceptional trainer. For me he is one of the three best coaches in the world."

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