Liverpool legend Phil Thompson admits he fears manager Jurgen Klopp could be tempted by the Bayern Munich job if it were offered to him.
The German tactician’s name has already come up as a possible candidate to replace Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked by the Bavarian giants earlier this week.
Klopp has proven popular at Liverpool, though it is arguably his work at previous club Borussia Dortmund that has stood out in his career so far.
Back in his native Germany, Klopp won two Bundesliga titles and guided Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final, where they were narrowly beaten by Bayern.
Thompson added that he felt former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, currently at Newcastle, could also be a good option for Bayern.
‘Even Rafa Benitez, his CV is absolutely terrific,’ he said.
‘He’s not done himself any harm at Newcastle. They went down, he managed to resurrect the football club, bring them back up.
‘They absolutely love him there but other clubs would seriously look at Rafa Benitez.
‘So yes the both of them would certainly be on their hitlist.’