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Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp thinks Jurgen Klopp will take charge of Bayern Munich in the near future because he has not been heavily backed in the transfer market.
Liverpool were in dire need for a centre-back last month because Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Fabinho were all sidelined.
But instead of bringing in a top-class defender, Klopp had to hunt around for cheap alternatives.
Ben Davies was captured from Championship side Preston for £2m and Ozan Kabak was brought in on loan from Schalke.
Klopp complained to the press that he did not have any money to spend.
And Redknapp feels the Liverpool manager’s comments may have a deeper meaning.
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“I thought Jurgen’s words were really interesting,” Redknapp told the Sunday Mirror.
“I sensed frustration with him because he wanted a new player.
“The problem was who could Liverpool buy to replace Virgil Van Dijk?
“You can’t spend £50-60million on a player knowing that in April your best player is coming back from injury. It could cause more problems than it’s worth.
“I was surprised to hear what Jurgen said – and maybe in a couple of years he might want to leave to manage someone like Bayern Munich.
“That always seems to be the calling for a lot of German players and managers.
“I think there was a sense of frustration with him, but once Liverpool get their best players back at the end of the season I am sure he will be fine.”
Liverpool take on Manchester City in a potential title decider this afternoon but Redknapp fears for his old club.
“Liverpool are making it extremely hard for themselves,” he added.
“When I look at the defensive problems they have, a defeat against City would make it very difficult for them to retain the title.
“But even with all their problems, Pep will respect Liverpool the most.
“Forget Manchester United. Liverpool will be the team that Pep is most worried about.”
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