Jurgen Klopp reveals he snubbed Bayern Munich ‘a few times’ but stuck with Liverpool to ‘enjoy the journey’.
The iconic German manager made the surprise admission ahead of the Reds’ FA Cup final against Chelsea, using it as an example of why winning isn’t everything.
Klopp moved to Anfield in 2015 to manage a club in disarray, with a sub-par squad following the departures of Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard, and only one trophy in the previous eight seasons.
Fast forward seven years, and Klopp has recently signed a two-year contract extension after guiding Liverpool to their first league title in 30 years, and their sixth European Cup.
But, if winning was all that mattered, he likely would have gone long ago, as he’s now revealed.
“I could have gone to Bayern a few times,” Klopp said. “I could have won more titles in my life, pretty sure I would say, I didn’t do it.
“I had a contract here and I never went to Bayern. That’s completely fine. The world is not full of winners, the world is full of triers hopefully.
“And I try and sometimes I win with some other people together. I am happy with that.”