Liverpool legend Steve McManaman has suggested it's only a matter of time before Jurgen Klopp leaves Anfield to take charge of Bayern Munich.
German boss Klopp has transformed the Reds since taking charge in 2015 and is on the brink of landing their first top-flight title in 30 years.
Their stunning Premier League performance follows a remarkable Champions League campaign last year in which the Reds overcame Tottenham to triumph to yet another European Cup.
But McManaman fears that Klopp, who has managed in his homeland with Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, could be persuaded to return to Germany with Bayern Munich.
"I think he really adores Liverpool and the Premier League," McManaman told the Daily Star.
"But you could see him going back to Germany and managing Bayern Munich.
"The way that club is run – and the way German managers are treated there – you wouldn't rule it out. A few years ago it looked like Bayern were on their last legs.
"But now, along with the more experienced players, they've got a plethora of youngsters who are hungry."
Real Madrid have previously been linked with a move for Klopp – but McManaman doubts whether the German would be interested in a switch to Spain.
He added: "I'm not sure Klopp has any desire to manage Real Madrid or Barcelona and I don't see why he'd go to La Liga.
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"They don't have the aura that they did when Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were doing battle every week. There is also all the politics behind the scenes at Barca with the board and players.
"Real is a different scenario. They need to refresh their squad and they are bringing in young players like Vinicius Junior – but they aren't ready yet."
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