Liverpool FC manager offered West Ham job in the summer
Jurgen Klopp wasn’t ready to replace Sam Allardyce at Upton Park, with the pair clashing on the touchline
December 31st, 2015
Liverpool enjoyed a slender victory over Sunderland on Wednesday night, with the Reds claiming a 1-0 scoreline to finish 2015 on a high.
It was yet another match where Jurgen Klopp had a touchline spat with an opposition manager, with the Liverpool manager taking issue with a rather robust challenge on Mamadou Sakho from Jeremain Lens.
Klopp seems to be overly protective of challenges on his players, with Sam Allardyce claiming that the awarding of a yellow card was the right thing to do, while he later said in a press conference that his opposite number was a “soft German”.
Klopp laughed off the comment when quizzed about it and spoke briefly about the possibility of replacing Sam Allardyce at West Ham last summer, with club owner David Sullivan recently revealing that he approached the former Dortmund coach.
“In the summer I was not available,” said the German. “I was sure I needed a few days for myself without thinking too much about football. That’s what I did.
“I’m a lucky guy so there was a lot of interest from different clubs. If West Ham will talk about this then they can do it. It’s a really good club but it was the wrong time for all the clubs, so nothing to do with West Ham or what I think about West Ham.”